HOD HASHARON, Israel --- Altair Semiconductor announces that TechPLEX, a provider of next-generation mobile communication technology, is utilizing Altair's FourGee-1160 Category 1 (CAT-1) chipset in three IoT modules that have been certified for use on KT's nationwide network.
The Altair chipset addresses the key IoT issues of cost, power consumption and coverage to enable optimized modules and devices that support advanced features such as VoLTE and LWM2M device management. The FourGee-1160 also integrates a power-optimized MCU subsystem with enhanced security, facilitating end device applications running on the LTE baseband chip without the need for an external MCU.
With Altair's CAT-1 chipset, TechPLEX's LGA TP1150, LGA TP1250 and M.2 TP1300 modules will provide IoT communication for various application, such as bicycle tracking, water metering, smart watches, sensor nodes and blood pressure monitors, etc.
This certification follows KT selecting Altair's CAT-1 chipsets to provide LTE IoT connectivity, which was announced last November at the "KT Internet of Small Things" event in Korea.
Altair's FourGee-1160 is the first chipset designed and optimized exclusively for LTE CAT-1 operation. It features ultra-low power consumption, support for a variety of typical host/peripheral interfaces, an embedded power management unit and a flexible application layer with hardware based security. The chipset has been adopted by numerous M2M/IoT module and device makers and is expected to ship commercially by the end of this year.
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