Peraso Introduces Industry’s Smallest Fully Integrated 60 GHz Transceiver

Mobile market requirements include small footprint, low power consumption and competitive pricing

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Peraso Technologies Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the PRS1021 Low Power 60 GHz Transceiver. The PRS1021 is targeted at emerging mobile applications such as multi-gigabit wireless I/O and high definition wireless display. The device resets prevailing perceptions of 60 GHz technology with the following critical attributes;

  • 7mm x 7mm x 0.6mm package with integrated antennas
  • Tx power consumption 310mW at 16.5dBm EIRP
  • Rx power consumption 270 mW
  • Budgetary pricing is $5.00 (100,000 units)

"We founded the company based on providing 60 GHz products with a small footprint, low power consumption and competitive pricing," states Peraso President and CEO, Ronald Glibbery. "The PRS1021 is our first step in achieving that goal".

60 GHz technology is quickly gaining momentum as the next generation of wireless connectivity technology for the consumer electronics marketplace. The PRS1021 is fully compatible with the WiGig Version 1.1 and Draft IEEE 802.11ad specifications, at PHY data rates in excess of 2.5 Gb/s. The high performance allows the device to support all WiGig protocol application layers (PALs) including WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) which can provide multi-gigabit wireless connectivity to any SuperSpeed USB device. The device, as part of a complete 60 GHz solution, facilitates energy efficiency better than 300pJ/bit; this makes it ideal for high bandwidth mobile applications such as screen mirroring in full 1080p HD, which using conventional wireless technology can quickly drain a smartphone battery. Further, 60 GHz technology, with high bandwidth, sub-millisecond latency and very low channel interference, is well suited for a variety of HD video applications such as 3D gaming and concurrent support of multiple wireless displays.

"60 GHz technology has shown promise in the past" says Filomena Berardi, Senior Analyst at IHS "With the PRS1021 Peraso clearly demonstrates it is possible to balance cost, size and performance in 60 GHz chip set products. We believe 60 GHz is poised to play a significant role in CE connectivity in the years to come."

The device will be displayed in public at the CEATEC 2012 Wireless Exhibition in Tokyo Japan from October 2nd to October 6th. The display is in conjunction with the Peraso Japanese Distributor, Cornes Technologies Ltd. in Booth 7G05 Hall 7.

The PRS10121 is available for sampling immediately.  Evaluation kits can be ordered directly from the company. Product information is available immediately on the company web site.

About Peraso Technologies, Inc.

Peraso is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada. The company is focussed on the development of 60 GHz chip sets compliant with the WiGig MAC and PHY Specification Version 1.1 and the Draft IEEE 802.11ad MAC and PHY Specification Amendment. Peraso is targeting the mobile market and as such, provides products characterized by small footprint, low power consumption and competitive price points. For more information, visit www.perasotech.com.

SOURCE: Peraso Technologies Inc.

For further information:

Ronald Glibbery
Peraso Technologies, Inc.
ronald@perasotech.com

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