Altair Semiconductor’s Cellular IoT chipset, the ALT1250 has now been integrated into more than 10 modules. Moreover, the company sees significant growth in its IoT chipset shipment volume, expecting to ship millions of units throughout 2019.
In 2018, Altair signed new partnerships focused on simplifying the commercialization of cellular IoT devices. The company expects this to serve as a catalyst for significant market growth in 2019 and beyond.
- Altair integrated a SIM within its chipsets – a key feature for IoT applications – with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D).
- With Ethertronics, the company integrated a small antenna, which enables key applications, such as wearables, smart meters and trackers.
- A new tracking and positioning capability embedded in the chipset was implemented with HERE Technologies.
These partnerships, provide a level of integration that make the ALT1250 a complete IoT solution. The company also added significant security capabilities into the chipset, and further extended its industry-low power consumption.
The highly integrated ALT1250 makes device designers' lives much easier, in terms of effort expended, time-to-market, expertise needed and overall cost of offering IoT solutions today. In addition, the ALT1250's OneSKU technology means the chipset is available globally on all frequency bands, including in advanced markets such as Japan, Korea, Australia and the United States.