Antenna Tech Enables Smaller IoT And Wearable Devices

(Altair Semiconductor)

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

 

Ethertronics’ chief scientist, Olivier Pajona claims, “Until now, wearable device manufacturers have struggled to reduce the size of their products without sacrificing cellular coverage and overall performance. Altair's antenna tuning algorithm and leadership in integrated solutions, together with our expertise in antenna design, paves the way to developing the smallest and highest performing wearable devices.”

 

The prototype will be demonstrated by Altair at Mobile World Congress Americas from September 12 to 14 in Los Angeles. For deeper insights and connections. Visit Ethertronics and Altair Semiconductor.