Peraso is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the development of chip sets for the 60 GHz marketplace. Peraso’s goal is to provide best in class products for the consumer electronics (CE) market in general, and specifically to the mobile segment, including smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras. As such, Peraso endeavors to incorporate features critical to the mobile market in our products, including minimal footprint, low power consumption and competitive price points.
60 GHz is poised to become a ubiquitous wireless connector across the entire spectrum of electronic devices. With the trend towards smaller, lighter and in particular thinner devices, traditional mechanical connectors are becoming a bottleneck in terms of improved industrial design, and even a source of weak reliability. Further, it’s been repeatedly demonstrated in the CE market that consumers prefer wireless connectivity; witness the aggregate volume of WiFi and Bluetooth in CE devices which now exceeds one billion units annually. 60 GHz is poised to become the next multi-billion unit wireless connectivity technology.
Peraso has assembled a remarkable mix of skills from both a commercial and a technical perspective. On the technical front, Peraso has a deep array of technical specialities, including 60 GHz circuits, antenna and packaging, high speed mixed signal and advanced MAC/PHY architectures. On the commercial front, members of Peraso have proven success in such diverse technical markets as digital video, mulit-gigabit Ethernet and powerline communucations.
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. The combination of low cost implementation coupled with enormous spectrum makes 60 GHz ideal for CE cable replacement, rivaling 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 very small, thus yielding a small footprint. In addition, at 60 GHz it possible to implement compact highly directional antennas which improve performance and allows for frequency re-use and spacial diversity.