HOD HASHARON, Israel and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands – February 13, 2012 – Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com/), a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, and AÍON Wireless (http://www.aionwireless.com), a leading developer of advanced wireless information technologies, today announced the availability of the world’s first Windows7-based LTE Tablet PC, the AÍON Wireless TXA140 LTE.
The AIÓNWireless TXA140 LTE Model (released May 2011 and currently tested by several operators) is a tablet employing state-of-the-art Mobile Computing Technology and Multimedia Functionality behind a 10.1″ touchscreen panel. In addition to Bluetooth™ and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n wireless support, it provides full LTE connectivity using Altair’sFourGee™ -3100/6202 LTE chipset.
The next generation of AÍONWireless’ tablet – model AU116 LTE Intel i5/i7 – highlighted by a 11.6″ touchscreen panel and Windows 8 compatibility, will be released in the first half of 2012 and will also provide full LTE connectivity using Altair’s FourGee ™ -3100/6202 LTE chipset.
“As tablet PCs continue to play an increasingly important role for professional and personal use, it is important to ensure consumers that they are receiving the very best when it comes to functionality, speed, performance and security, something that we have achieved with our line of LTE tablets,” said Dennis Murray, Chief Technology Officer at AIÓNWireless. “Additionally, our partnership with Altair allows us to deliver the benefits of LTE to our consumers, enabling them to fully enjoy the mobile experience.”
Altair’s FourGee-3100/6202 is a 3GPP LTE chipset that supports LTE throughputs in excess of 100Mbps/50Mbps DL/UL respectively. The chipset implements a high performance MIMO receiver and is based on a proprietary O²P™ Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, offering performance which significantly exceeds traditional communications DSP cores, yet consumes a fraction of the power. The FourGee-3100/6202 supports both FDD and TDD variants using single software, and covers any LTE frequency band in the range between 700-2700MHz. The combined chipset offers terminal manufacturers a true global solution.
“We are proud to partner with AIÓNWireless on this unique LTE tablet, providing end-users with superior speed and performance in a sleek and extremely user-friendly product,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. “The intense work that we have undertaken to test and verify our chipsets is now beginning to pay off and we look forward to continue working with AIÓNWireless on introducing additional products to the market.”
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 www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
AIÓNWireless is a leading mobile solutions development company. It provides mobile operators with complete soft- and hardware solutions for every element of their evolving networks at an affordable price. AIÓNWireless’ flexibility and ability to translate customers needs to a real solution (from idea, to proof-of-concept, to actual deployment) in the shortest possible time are an integral parts of it’s success. With it’s solutions currently deployed at leading service providers in Europe and Asia AIÓNWireless adds actual value to the global mobile broadband experience. AIÓNWireless is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with an additional office in South Korea. Please visit http://www.aionwireless.com.