What made you select Akoustis’ A10655 & A10665 XBAW® Bandpass Filters as featured products? How do they differentiate from others? What value do they offer?
As the market shifts to Wi-Fi 6E/ 7, new standards demand significantly higher performance filtering, especially in regard to bandwidth and co-existence. The A10655 & A10665 XBAW® bandpass filters from Akoustis enable coverage of the full UNII 1-3/UNII 5-8 bands. They also maintain a strict 110 MHz transition window between UNII 3 & 5.
Additionally, the main incumbent solution is Dielectric Resonator Technology, which is typically 9mm x 4mm x 4 mm in size. They provide excellent performance in an ultra-small form factor. At 1.8 x 1.6 mm, the A10655 and A10665 are roughly 12 times smaller than DR filters. Since access point markets are shifting to a requirement of 4 or more T/R chains of 5/6.5 GHz radios, the space-saving features offered by these filters is substantial.
What are the key features/specifications of the A10655 & A10665?
Utilizing Akoustis’ disruptive XBAW technology, both the A10655 & A10665 offer exceptional rejection performance, low insertion loss across ultra-wide bandwidths, and enable superior co-existence with adjacent Wi-Fi UNII bands.
The key features of the A10655 & A10665 include:
- Ultra-wide passbands enabling full coverage of UNII 1-3 (A10655) & UNII 5-8 (A10665)
- >50dB of rejection
- Low insertion loss
- +30dBm power rating
- Small form factor 1.6mm x 1.8mm x 0.55mm
What are common applications of the A10655 & A10665?
The filter pair will be best suited to the more demanding Wi-Fi 6E & 7 applications such as access points/gateways, extenders, and routers.
About Colin Field
Colin Field is an RFMW Supplier Business Manager responsible for passive components with a particular focus on RF Filters and antenna solutions. Beginning his career in 1984, Colin has a passion for physics which has led to a lifelong interest in materials technology, properties and the potential uses and applications of those materials.