Altair Unveils Narrowband Cellular IoT Chipset with Integrated GNSS Functionality

Altair Semiconductor have introduced a new narrowband cellular IoT chipset with integrated GNSS/GPS capability. Location determination is essential in many IoT applications - including asset tracking, vehicle monitoring and wearable devices. Satellite positioning is the most accurate method for doing that.

The ALT1250 narrowband CAT-M1 and NB1 (NB-IoT) chipset with Integrated GNSS/GPS significantly reduces the overall cost of IoT solutions while offering state of the art, low power satellite positioning capabilities in a miniature package.

In addition to GNSS functionality, the ALT1250's extreme level of integration eliminates the need for most external components required to design a cellular IoT module. Approximately the size of a shirt button and less than 100 mm2 in size, an ALT1250 module features support for both Release 13 standards - CAT-M1 and NB1, and includes a wideband RF front-end supporting unlimited combinations of LTE bands within a single hardware design, a multi-layered and hardware-based security framework, an internal application MCU subsystem and packaging that enables standard, low-cost PCB manufacturing. Click here for more information on the ALT1250.