Altair-based Cat-M IoT Chipset Enables the Future Today on AT&T’s Network.
Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, announced that its ALT-1210 will power a new set of LTE devices that will help businesses lower costs and improve device performance for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The ALT-1210 is one of the first chipsets supporting LTE Cat-M connectivity, and the first to enable Cat-M devices on an LTE-M enabled commercial site, which was launched in support of the pilot of AT&T’s LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at the AT&T Labs in San Ramon. Similar to its ALT-1160 Cat-1 predecessor, the ALT-1210 enables greater than 10 years of battery life, and featuring Release 13 Cat-M extended coverage and IoT-optimized throughput, provides a lower cost, higher performance solution than proprietary LPWA solutions.
Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T, said:
“The Altair ALT-1210 chipset enables the future of IoT today, providing low-cost and low power LTE connectivity for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications.”
“We are pleased to extend our strategic cooperation with Altair, leveraging our first-to-market LTE-M enabled site.”
“We are very excited to be working with AT&T to enable future advances in the IoT ecosystem and North America’s first Cat-M enabled commercial site,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “Altair has a long history of innovation and first-to-market LTE chipsets solutions; in that sense we find a very synergistic relationship with AT&T.”
The ALT-1210 is already designed into several module and device solutions by tier one ODM/OEM manufacturers, and is available for commercial deployments in the fourth quarter of 2016.