HOD HASHARON, Israel, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Altair Semiconductor chipsets will power a new set of LTE modules that will help businesses lower costs and improve device performance for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Altair, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, announced that its FourGee-1160 chipset powers the M14A2A IoT module manufactured by Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) that is certified to run on AT&T's 4G LTE network.
The module supports LTE Cat-1 connectivity and will support the newer Cat-M1 standard via a Firmware Over The Air (FoTA) upgrade. The CAT-M1 standard is designed to boost module performance for IoT applications, offering enhanced coverage and extended battery life.
"This certification will pave the way to providing low-cost and efficient LTE connectivity for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications," said Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "The Altair FourGee-1160, with its upgradable capabilities, is an excellent vehicle for moving to CAT-M1 networks."
"We are delighted to be working with AT&T to play a significant role in building the IoT ecosystem through the provision of low-powered, cost efficient and upgradable solutions," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair.
The FourGee-1160 is an industry leader in LTE CAT-1 solutions for power consumption and features, and will be the first to offer upgradability to CAT-M1. The chipset is designed in an array of industrial and consumer modules and is shipping commercially in numerous markets including the US, Japan and Korea.
Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world's most advanced LTE networks. For more information, please visit http://www.altair-semi.com . Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
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SOURCE Altair Semiconductor