Certification Dramatically Reduces Cost and Time to Market for Altair Based Products
HOD HASHARON, Israel, August 28, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset has been certified to run over Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.
“Completing this certification process with Verizon Wireless is a strategic milestone for Altair,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing, Altair Semiconductor. “We are looking forward to helping develop the next wave of LTE solutions, including M2M, fixed and mobile broadband applications, on Verizon’s world-class wireless network.”
Verizon Wireless’ certification process is designed to improve time-to-market and reduce the cost associated with the introduction of new machine-to-machine (M2M) and 4G LTE devices. Verizon operates the world’s largest 4G LTE wireless network, available today in over 330 U.S. markets.
The chipset is the core engine behind the LTE device, and certification is crucial for original equipment manufacturers, in minimizing the time it takes from investment to revenue in commercializing devices such as tablets, M2M applications and other LTE products.
Altair’s FourGee-3100/6202 chipset supports both FDD and TDD variants using single software, and covers any LTE frequency band in the range between 700-2700MHz. The chipset implements a high performance MIMO receiver and is based on a proprietary O²P™ Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, offering performance that significantly exceeds traditional communications DSP cores, yet consumes a fraction of the power. The combined chipset offers terminal manufacturers a true global solution.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair’s chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices – ranging from USB dongles to smartphones – built by its more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan – making it one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available products. Altair’s comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed “OP™”, Altair’s products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi