Altair Demonstrates Chipset with GNSS/GPS Functionality
Altair Semiconductor demonstrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality integrated in its new ALT1250 narrowband CAT-M1 and NB1 chipset. According to Altair, ALT1250 is the only narrowband cellular Internet of Things (IoT) chipset in the market today that incorporates GNSS and Global Positioning System (GPS) functionality.
In addition to GNSS functionality, the ALT1250’s level of integration eliminates the need for most external components required to design a cellular IoT module, Altair stated. Approximately the size of a shirt button, the ALT1250 module features support for both Release 13 standards, CAT-M1 and NB1, and includes a wideband Radio Frequency (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 Microcontroller Unit (MCU) subsystem and packaging that enables low-cost Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing.
Altair is presenting the ALT1250 in action, including the GNSS capability, at the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, held at the Paris Novotel Tour Eiffel in Paris, France.