Peraso Launches 802.11ad Modules for Wireless Backhaul

Integrated 60 GHz millimeter wave radio solutions leverage newest
advanced Wi-Fi standard to establish price benchmark for industry

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Mobile Connectivity

Small Cell Backhaul

Wireless Gigabit Ethernet

Introducing the new PRS212x Waveguide Modules

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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