Applications

Altair’s products support a wide range of LTE categories and applications, from high-speed broadband to ultra-low power IoT applications.

Smart Metering
Wearables
Trackers
Connected Vehicles
Smart Cities
Security & Surveillance Systems
Broadband Access & Backhaul

Smart Metering

Connectivity for smart meters, including power, gas and water utilities, requires reliability, durability and long battery life to support devices in the field for more than ten years. Altair’s integrated IoT chipsets meet these long-term demands to ensure sustained connectivity, providing:

  • Industrial-grade connectivity with the latest LTE Release 13 technologies
  • Ultra-low power and extended battery life of 10+ years
  • Secure two-way communication between the meter and the central system

Wearables

Wearable devices require integrated components that are very small and power efficient. From smart watches to health monitors and activity trackers, Altair’s IoT chipsets are ideal, providing:

  • Miniature size achieved through deep integration of module functions
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • An integrated GPS function for accurate satellite position information
  • Seamless operation with a variety of sensors, including motion and activity, biometric, image and sound

Trackers

Tracking of assets, goods, people and pets requires accurate location determination and, in many cases, long battery life.  Additionally, cost plays a key role in the economic viability of a business case and in defining the addressable market for the tracking device. Altair’s IoT chipsets address these challenges, providing:

  • Ultra-low power consumption and extended battery life
  • Integrated GPS and location capabilities with pinpoint accuracy
  • Miniature size achieved through deep integration of module functions
  • Integrated MCU subsystem, eliminating the need for an external application processor

Connected Vehicles

Connected vehicles provide a range of opportunities, from telematics data collection and analytics, to insurance, driver behavior and in-car entertainment. Altair provides a variety of capabilities for connected vehicles with its IoT and Broadband chipsets, including:

  • LTE connectivity with speeds ranging from several 100 Kbps in CAT-M1 and NB1 to 600 Mbps in category 12
  • Integrated GPS and location capabilities
  • Integrated application CPU/MCU, eliminating need for an external application processor
  • Secure two-way communication

Smart Cities

Cities are getting smarter, safer and cleaner to offer more affordable and comfortable living conditions. Smart city sensors and cameras require reliable, secure and low-cost connectivity to connect to the cloud. Altair’s chipsets feature:

  • LTE connectivity supporting a broad range of use cases, from 10 Mbps CAT-1 for applications such as video, to narrowband CAT-M1 and NB1 for sensors
  • Seamless operation with various sensors (water, light, temperature, air quality, waste volume, etc.)
  • Integrated GPS and location capabilities
  • Ultra-low power consumption and extended battery life

Security & Surveillance Systems

From smart home security systems to business applications and citywide surveillance grids, Altair’s chipsets provide secure and power-optimized connectivity that support the high bandwidth requirements of connected surveillance systems, including:

  • LTE connectivity supporting a broad range of use cases, from 10 Mbps CAT-1 for applications such as video, to narrowband CAT-M1 and NB1 for sensors
  • Secure two-way communication
  • Integrated GPS and location capabilities
  • Ultra-low power consumption and extended battery life

Broadband Access & Backhaul

Internet access is central to our lives, and LTE chipsets are required to provide high performance and affordable connectivity in access-enabling devices such as fixed home and enterprise routers, mobile hotspots, tablets and notebook PCs. Whether the application is a low-cost CPE for emerging markets, a high-end gateway or small-cell backhaul, Altair’s chipsets provide:

  • LTE connectivity in categories ranging from baseline 150 Mbps CAT-4 600 Mbps CAT-12
  • Cost-optimized solutions with a high-degree of silicon integration
  • Broad RF frequency band support from 450 MHz all the way to 3.5 GHz
  • Patented Interference Cancellation (INCA™) technology, significantly enhancing link capacity