Israel-based Altair Semiconductor is known for its ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE (News - Alert) chips that allow device manufacturers to integrate LTE into their products. The company has recently expanded the chipset family with the introduction of three new chipsets-- two new baseband processors - the FourGee-3800 and FourGee-3802 - and a new radio chip - the FourGee-6300.
The new chipsets are based on a very advanced and powerful FourGee-3100/6202 architecture. Coming with enhanced feature sets, the new chipsets comply with the newest LTE Release-10 standards.
It is based on latest version of Altair's highly successful SDR (Software Defined Radio) architecture, which means the chipsets are upgradable to future Release-11
The chipsets feature category 4 throughput 150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL and high performance 700MHz network processor subsystem. It also provides support for Carrier Aggregation (CA (News - Alert)).
Thanks to the, Envelope Tracking (ET) battery saving technology, the new chipsets demonstrates a unique combination of flexibility and performance, with ultra-low power consumption.
Through a rich set of host and peripheral interfaces, the chipsets provide support for a variety of applications including smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots, routers and M2M.
According to industry watchers, Altair’s single mode LTE chipsets make a good cost-effective alternative to 2G/3G/4G multi-mode solutions for the manufacturers of consumer devices and M2M.
“The industry is rapidly adopting single mode LTE as the de-facto technology for implementing the 'Internet of Things', replacing 3G+4G functionality in devices with 4G-only capabilities. This chipset is a real game changer in terms of performance, features and cost, enabling our customers to continue launching highly differentiated products, while keeping pace with the rapid evolution of the LTE industry,” co-founder and VP Marketing of Altair Eran Eshed explained in a statement.
Edited by Brooke Neuman