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Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), a developer of high performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, announced the launch ofa new family of chipsets, which includes two new baseband processors – the FourGee™-3800 and FourGee™-3802 – and a new radio chip – the FourGee™-6300.
The new chipsets are built on the architecture of Altair’s successful FourGee-3100/6202 and boast enhanced features and increased performance, keeping pace with the newest LTE standards.
Key features of the new chipset family include:
“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,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing of Altair. “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.”
Research by Analyst firm Wireless 20/20 shows an increasing trend towards the adoption of single-mode LTE in consumer devices and M2M. “Unencumbered by the IPR, semiconductor and BOM costs associated with 2G/3G technologies, single mode LTE chipsets are able to reach price points not possible by 2G/3G/4G multi-mode solutions,” said Haig Sarkissian of Wireless 20/20. “This provides opportunities and incentives for service providers and equipment vendors to embed LTE in devices otherwise not possible with multi-mode solutions.”
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