Peraso Demonstrates World’s First WiGig USB 3.0 Adaptor at CES 2015
Peraso Technologies Inc. will be demonstrating a WiGig network ecosystem using its WiGig USB 3.0 adaptors at 2015 International CES, from January 6th – 9th in Las Vegas, USA
Key WiGig applications and use cases will be demonstrated including:
• Wireless 4K display
• Multi-gigabit file transfers
• WiFi Networking
“External adaptors have always played a critical role in emerging wireless standards such as WiFi and Bluetooth,” says Ron Glibbery, President and CEO of Peraso Technologies. “We’re proud to be the first WiGig IC vendor to demonstrate the broad utilization of USB 3.0 adaptors for use in the WiGig ecosystem.”
To arrange an appointment at CES, please contact us at: CES-Booking@perasotech.com
Peraso Releases World’s Highest Performance WiGig Radio for Consumer Electronics Applications
Market leading features include 14dBm output power, 4dB receiver noise figure, and consistent performance across all 4 WiGig channels. “This product is the culmination of 5 years of development effort at Peraso” says Ron Glibbery, President and CEO of Peraso Technologies. “We are one of the few companies in the world actually shipping a production version of a WiGig radio. This is a major milestone for the company”.
The PRS1025/1125 targets a variety of consumer electronics devices, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets, monitors, TVs, WiFi access points. In particular, the Peraso RF IC coupled with the recently announced Peraso PRS4000 WiGig baseband IC, is ideal for implementing a USB 3.0 dongle, a device which enables an entire ecosystem of legacy USB 3.0 enabled devices. Additionally, a compelling feature of the PRS1025/1125 is the support of OOK mode which allows customers to address a host of short range, low cost applications such as wireless connectors.
Peraso Closes Oversubscribed $20 Million Equity Financing Led by Roadmap Innovation Fund
Peraso Technologies Inc., a leader in Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) chipsets, announced today that it has closed a $20 million funding round. The oversubscribed round was led by new investor Roadmap Capital, with additional financing from existing investors Celtic House Venture Partners, Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF) and VentureLink Funds.
“We are excited to welcome Roadmap Capital as a new investor,” said Ron Glibbery, President and CEO of Peraso. “Peraso has established itself as a leader in WiGig® chipsets. With this equity funding we are accelerating the full commercial deployment of our existing silicon and the development of our next generation of phased array products.”
Peraso Releases PRS4000 60 GHz 802.11ad Baseband Chip
The PRS4000 60 GHz 802.11ad baseband chip is available now through Peraso’s Baseband Early Access Program (BEAP). The highly integrated device includes an 802.11ad compliant MAC/PHY, a USB 3.0 system interface, and analog I/Q for seamless use with Peraso’s 60 GHz RF ICs. Importantly, Peraso supports a highly flexible software architecture, which allows customers to add proprietary functionality to the baseline operation of the device.
“Peraso ICs provide key integration advantages while allowing InterDigital the ability to contribute our value-add software and algorithms”, said Jim Nolan EVP InterDigital Communications Inc. “We are excited to move development forward and begin demonstrating our 4G and 5G small cell backhaul solutions in the next few months.”
Introducing the new PRS212x Waveguide Modules
The PRS2122 transmitter and PRS2123 receiver are 60 GHz wireless solutions targeted for the rapid growth of multi-gigabit wireless Ethernet applications such as small cell backhaul, enterprise wireless infrastructure, and point-to-point links for campus, municipal and mass transit environments. Equipment manufacturers can now realize large reductions in design effort and bill of material cost by using Peraso 802.11ad solutions to fuel the growth of 60 GHz wireless applications.
60 GHz Wireless Technology Overview
The unlicensed 60 GHz band has been available for several years, but only now is it possible to implement devices in low cost SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS technologies. With the support of the FCC and other regulatory bodies, leading-edge IEEE 802.11ad solutions are entering small cell and CE marketplaces. The combination of low cost implementation and power efficiency versus other wireless standards, coupled with enormous spectrum makes Peraso 60 GHz wireless ideal for next generation mobile applications.
60 GHz wireless technology provides an ideal alternative to fiber. Particularly in dense urban environments, utilizing fiber for small cell backhaul is inconvenient and troublesome to deploy and carries costly capital and operating expenditures. License-free V-band spectrum allows carriers to quickly deploy increased capacity to their networks with additional cell coverage, or alternatively, provide additional network coverage in outlying regions.
In the Consumer Electronics (CE) market, WiGig wireless technology rivals the bandwidth of wired technologies such as USB 3.0, HDMI, PCIe or DisplayPort. The short wavelength means antennas (traditionally a large constraint on implementation size) can be extremely small, thus yielding a very small solution footprint. In addition, at 60 GHz it’s possible to implement compact and highly directional antennas which improve performance and allow for frequency re-use and spatial diversity, while avoiding congestion and interference at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
Hi-Speed Wireless. Redefined.
Peraso 60 GHz wireless ICs unlock 9 GHz of unlicensed spectrum in the 57-66 GHz V-band, and act as an enabling technology for a variety of new applications in the mobile realm.
For mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and USB wireless adapters, 60 GHz provides a hi-speed wireless alternative to existing wired standards like USB3.0 or HDMI. Peraso WiGig 60 GHz chipsets address this market with 10x improvement in data rate and energy efficiency, a compact form factor, and sub-frame glass to glass latency.
In the mobile infrastructure market, 60 GHz millimeter wave technology is viewed as a primary choice for small cell backhaul. With features such as high bandwidth, narrow beam width and low latency, Peraso 802.11ad transceiver and baseband solutions provides carriers with a viable, cost effective option to traditional backhaul methods such as fiber or microwave.