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What can you learn from acoustic wave filter market leaders?

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March 22, 2023

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Radio design is characterized by tighter module integration with increased number of filters, switches, antenna tuners, and directional couplers. Supporting 5G adds a different set of challenges for RF front-end (RFFE) design, for example:

  • There is a 5× increase in the number of frequency bands and combinations that need to be covered by 5G.
  • The increase in the number of antennae results in more design complexity.
  • The co-existence of Wi-Fi and 5G means that both wireless technologies must be supported without interference.

RF filters are a key element in developing the RF front end (RFFE) system-in-package (SiP) needed for 5G. Acoustic wave filter die demand is projected to grow 12% year over year, resulting in an increase of 123 billion from 2020 to 2025. (“Acoustic Filters: Critical to Future RFFE integration”, TechInsights). The crucial role of filters for RFFE design combined with market demand create a timely opportunity that market leaders (i.e., Qorvo, Qualcomm, Skyworks, etc.) and disruptors (i.e., Akoustis) want to capitalize on.

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