Building standards together

Wi-Fi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.

The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality and helps to ensure that Wi-Fi enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 11,000 certifications to date, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.

Peraso is an active member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and is tasked with developing the WiGig CERTIFIED™ interoperability test suite.

WiGig Alliance

The WiGig Alliance was established by technology leaders within the CE, PC, semiconductor and handheld industries to address the need for faster, wireless connectivity between computing, communications and entertainment devices. The organization has developed a unified specification that allows devices to communicate at multi-gigabit speeds never before experienced with wireless technology.

Their mission is to establish a global ecosystem of high-speed and easy-to-use wireless devices that work together seamlessly to connect people in the digital age. WiGig technology enables multi-gigabit wireless communications among consumer electronics, handheld devices and PCs, and drives industry convergence to a single radio using the readily available, unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum.

IEEE 802.11

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE P802.11 is a standards working group on wireless local area networks. The working group is a part of IEEE LMSC (LAN MAN Standards Committee) formerly called IEEE Project 802. IEEE LMSC reports to the Standards Activity Board (SAB) of the IEEE Computer Society.

USB Implementers Forum, Inc.

The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.


The International Wireless Industry Consortium (IWPC) facilitates global knowledge-capital collaboration, delivering unfiltered real time insight into vital technology, market and ecosystem evolution. The technology-neutral community provides leadership to identify new markets, products & service opportunities, illuminate potential supply chain gaps and network with firsthand knowledge experts.

The IWPC separates the wireless industry into 3 market thrusts: portable / mobile devices (WiFi), infrastructure (cellular base stations including large and small cell backhaul), MMWave/uWave/THz (communication links, radar, 60 GHz networks).

Ontario Centres of Excellence

The Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc. drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across strategic market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario’s and Canada’s global competitiveness. OCE focuses on areas and projects that will deliver not only the greatest economic benefits but those that will have a positive social impact in communities across the province.

OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario’s industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments.

NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program

NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. It is governed by a council of appointees drawn from its client community.

The NRC Council reviews the strategic directions and oversees the operations and performance of the organization. It usually meets three times a year and has two standing committees: the Executive Committee and the Human Resources Committee. It also establishes ad hoc task forces. The Council is chaired by the President of NRC, while the other members are appointed by the Government of Canada for three-year terms.