60 GHz chipset for WiGig outdoor wireless infrastructure

April 13, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Canadian fabless chip maker Peraso recently announced production of its X610 Wireless Infrastructure Chipset; now the company has added that it is able to support higher production volumes due to the introduction of a fast and comprehensive production testing regime at 60 GHz.

Peraso Technologies' (Toronto) 60 GHz WiGig ICs are, the company believes, the first WiGig solution in production for the infrastructure market, and is suited for end-use applications such as wireless broadband for internet service providers (WISP), small cell backhaul, video surveillance, private networks and new hybrid fibre-wireless.

 

The X610 chipset includes the PRS1126 direct conversion 60 GHz RFIC and the PRS4601 baseband IC to implement complete RF to baseband functionality compliant with the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard. The chipset provides multi-gigabit per second throughput and operates across the industrial -40°C to 85°C temperature range. It incorporates a high-speed USB 3.0 system interface to integrate with common low-cost network processor ICs.

 

The X610 chipset 60 GHz V-band spectrum to enable rapid, licence-free deployment in most major geographic markets. The 60 GHz band offers a large contiguous operating band to deliver multi gigabit per second throughput, and is particularly well suited to avoid the increasing interference problems suffered by traditional 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands.

 

Now, Presto Engineering and Peraso Technologies have announced a collaboration in developing a test solution for Peraso's 60 GHz semiconductor devices., that enables testing at production volumes for infrastructure applications and provides foundation for high-volume testing for consumer applications.

 

Presto, the companies say, is providing test services at volumes of tens of thousands of parts per month. The test solution is the first phase of a project that will culminate in a high-efficiency test solution - 40X faster and capable of supporting high-volume production (millions of devices per month) for the consumer electronics market - planned for later in 2016.

 

"Presto contributed expertise in high-frequency RF testing that was absolutely essential in our collaboration," said Ron Glibbery, CEO of Peraso Technologies. "Together, we were able to develop an innovative solution that provides reliable testing at speeds and costs sufficient to support our infrastructure integrated circuits. We are well on our