Software Products

mmWave Software Products

Peraso offers software packages which uniquely support innovative applications for mmWave radio networks.

The standard Falcon software package supports Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11ad functionality including Peer-to-Peer and Infrastructure modes with up to 15 STA clients connected to an Access Point. Enhanced packages are optimized for applications such as Fixed Wireless Access, Media Agnostic USB and Ethernet over wireless USB.

The Peraso Falcon WLAN MAC Software and Drivers

The standard Falcon WLAN software package includes firmware and drivers required to enable Peraso's modules and chipsets for operation compliant with IEEE 802.11ad specifications. Drivers for Windows and Linux STA operation and Linux AP operation are included.

Feature List

  • IEEE 802.11ad WLAN STA and AP support
  • AP supports up to 15 clients
  • Wi-Fi Direct Support
  • WPA2 Security
  • Simple one-button pairing using Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Simple Config
  • 802.11ad MAC features
  • A-MSDU, A-MPDU
  • EDCA channe access
  • 802.11ad beamforming
  • 802.11ad power-save
  • Configurable status LEDs
  • WHQL Certified Windows 10 WDI driver
  • Linux WLAN driver with source code

The Peraso Falcon WLAN Professional MAC Software and Drivers

Falcon Professional software package is enhanced with features commonly needed for enterprise applications. These include client roaming and AP bridging.

Feature List

  • IEEE 802.11ad WLAN STA and AP support
  • AP supports up to 30 clients (2x number supported by competition)
  • Wi-Fi direct support
  • WPA3 Security
    • SAE (security authentication of equals)
    • PMF (protected management frames)
    • OWE (opportunistic wireless encryption)
  • Simple one-button pairing using Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Simple Config
  • 802.11ad MAC features
    • A-MSDU, A-MPDU, Reverse Direction
      • Up to 25% improvement in network throughput with multiple clients vs. standard 802.11ad devices
    • EDCA channel access with 4 queues
  • 802.11ad beam forming with beam-tracking
    • Ensures latencies of <5ms with highly mobile clients
  • 802.11ad power-save
  • 802.11r roaming
    • With extensions to reduce scan and connect overhead
  • WHQL Certified Windows 10 driver
  • Linux WLAN driver
  • High-performance Linux bridge mode
  • Enhanced status and diagnostic messaging

Note: Some features may only be available in future software releases, contact our sales team for details

The Peraso Falcon-X Infrastructure MAC Software and Drivers

Falcon-X Infrastructure software supports the requirements of Backhaul and Fixed Wireless Access networks. This package supports Peraso's PERSPECTUS module family and includes optimizations for reliable network performance with extended coverage range.

Feature List:

  • IEEE 802.11ad WLANSTA and AP support
  • AP supports up to 32 clients (up to 2x number supported by competition)
  • WPA3 Security
    • SAE (security authentication of equals)
    • PMF (protected management frames)
    • OWE (opportunistic wireless encryption)
  • 802.11ad MAC features
    • A-MSDU, A-MPDU, Reverse Direction
    • EDCA channel access with 4 queues
  • Long range optimizations for CBAP operation
    • Up to 50% throughput improvement vs. TDMA solutions in typical usage scenarios
  • 802.11ad power-save
  • 802.11r roaming
  • Peraso DBSC (Directional Beam Scan and Connect) for establishing long-range PtP and PtMP links
    • Up to 2x the range in PtP links
  • Configurable air-propagation time (supporting links up to 30km)
  • 1PPS synchronization support (both source and sink)
  • Linux WLAN driver
  • High-performance Linux bridge mode
  • Enhanced status and diagnostic messaging

Note: Some features may only be available in future software releases, contact our sales team for details

The Peraso Velociraptor 60GHz Wireless USB Software Stack

Peraso’s Velociraptor™ 60 GHz Wireless USB software stack is built from the ground up to provide multi-gigabit USB 3.0 data rates over a 60 GHz network. It is optimized for real time audio and video streaming applications which demand high throughput rates and low latency. Velociraptor creates a MAUSB creates a transparent USB bridge which allows USB devices connected at remote end of a wireless link to enumerate and operate as if they were directly connected to the host device.

Feature List:

Velociraptor leverages Peraso’s Falcon WLAN Professional MAC software and drivers, two components are provided:

  • Velociraptor Host Controller
    • Provides functionality of a USB 3.0 host controller
    • Implements the MA-USB protocol for the MA-USB host
    • Provides MA-USB transport over Peraso’s 802.11ad Pro WLAN drivers
    • Supported platforms:
      • Windows 10 (Windows UCX Host Controller)
      • Linux (USB HDC roothub)
  • Velociraptor Hub Controller
    • Provides function of a USB 3.0 hub
    • Implements the MA-USB protocol for the MA-USB device side
    • Provides MA-USB transport over Peraso’s 802.11ad Pro WLAN network drivers
    • Supported platforms:
      • Linux

With support for support Bulk, Isochronous and Interrupt endpoints, Peraso’s Velociraptor allows wireless connectivity to virtually any USB 3.0 compliant device.