Reference design for 5G mmWave CPE by pSemi, Peraso, and Richardson RFPD

Date: 11/10/2023
Following the earlier announcement, "Collaborate on RF Solution for 5G mmWave Fixed Wireless Access," issued in June. pSemi, a Murata company and Peraso Inc. are sharing new details in association with Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company. The new Peraso PRS1520 beamformer RFIC and the pSemi PE128300 up-down converter are both used in the RF solution for mmWave fixed wireless access (FWA) customer premises equipment (CPE).

The PRS1520 provides extensive mmWave band support and ample transmit power to meet Class 1 CPE EIRP requirements. When paired with psemi’s PE128300, system developers can achieve a cost-efficient RF solution for n257, n258, and n261 (24.25–29.5 GHz) bands.

The mmWave frequency bands offer broad RF spectrum, making them optimal for FWA and multi-gigabit services. By utilizing 5G mobile infrastructure, mobile network operators (MNOs) across various global regions are now venturing into fixed wireless services, effectively challenging cable and fiber providers while also catering to underserved areas.

“pSemi remains committed to developing industry-leading solutions and innovating for the future. This continued collaboration with Peraso is proof of our commitment to partnership and collaboration to deliver future innovations,” says Vikas Choudhary, vice president of global sales, marketing and system engineering at pSemi.
“Thanks to the collaboration with pSemi and the help of Richardson RFPD, we are on track to provide a complete reference design for 5G mmWave CPE,” says Ron Glibbery, Peraso’s CEO. “The integration and testing effort conducted so far demonstrates Peraso’s beamformer, in combination with pSemi’s up-down converter, is the right solution to meet the challenge of building a low-cost CPE.”

News Source: Psemi