Altair & Ethertronics to Demonstrate Small Antenna Technology for Wearables at MWCA18

Altair Semiconductor and Ethertronics will be demonstrating a new antenna technology using a cellular IoT wearable device at MWC Americas 18. The technology is a significant breakthrough that combines Ethertronics' ultra-small antenna with Altair's ALT1250 dual-mode Cat-M1/NB-IoT chipset algorithms to reduce the size of cellular wearable devices without sacrificing performance.

Combining Altair's modem algorithmic capability with Ethertronics antenna technology has resulted in the smallest antenna design for cellular wearable devices and other tiny IoT devices, setting a new standard for antenna performance that improves coverage, power efficiency and the overall user experience.

The ALT1250 is the market's most highly integrated dual-mode Cat-M1/NB-IoT chipset, with the lowest power consumption and enabling the longest battery life. It includes GNSS location positioning, an RF front-end supporting all commercial LTE bands within a single hardware design, a hardware-based security framework and an internal application subsystem.

The prototype will be demonstrated by Altair at Mobile World Congress Americas 18 from September 12 to 14 in Los Angeles.