USB adapter design adds 802.11ad capability to phones

Article By : Julien Happich

Peraso’s WiGig USB adapter reference design with 802.11ad capability is ideal for streaming 4k video and multi-Gb Wi-Fi networking.

Peraso has launched its mobile WiGig USB adapter reference design based on its W120 phased array chipset that enables smartphones user to add 802.11ad capability through a USB connector.

The reference design enables a series of WiGig applications paired with the smartphone, including rapid side loading and mobile VR where WiGig can provide a wireless, private and secure connection between a smartphone VR headset and a remote device such as a laptop or tablet.

This allows users to access significantly more content that can be stored on a smartphone, while utilising the remote system's GPU horsepower.

The data rates and power efficiency provided by 802.11ad makes WiGig suitable for streaming 4K video but also for multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi networking. The Peraso mobile WiGig USB solution will be available in a variety of configurations to address different smartphone connectors. Based on the recently announced W120 phased array chipset, the reference design collateral package will include the software driver and application software necessary to support a complete go-to-market implementation.

First published by EDN Europe.

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