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Feb 22, 2014

Altair launches LTE-Advanced single mode LTE chipset (The Economic Times)

NEW DELHI: Altair Semiconductor, the developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, announced the availability of its newest LTE-Advanced baseband processor, the FourGee-3802.

The new chip is compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications, and based on Altair’s patented Software Defined Radio (SDR) architecture, is software upgradable to support Release 11 specifications.

Together with the FourGee-6300 companion radio chip, the FourGee-3802 baseband processor is the most advanced single-mode LTE chipset in the market.

The chipset supports category 6 throughputs of up to 300Mbps and carrier Aggregation up to 20+20MHz channels. It features powerful 800MHz CPU subsystem and on-chip High Definition VoLTE.

Additionally, it boasts of patented SDR architecture supporting 3GPP Release 10 and software upgradable to Release 11.

On the Advanced LTE feature front, its supports TM9, eMBMS, eICIC and Envelope Tracking (ET). It has the widest RF band span of 400-3800MHz with 6 parallel MIMO RF ports with field proven INCA Interference Cancellation technology.

“Altair continues to be the front-runner in the single-mode LTE market. The FourGee-3802 is the industry’s most advanced single-mode LTE processor, and its introduction further widens the existing gap between Altair and our competition,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Altair

Altair’s FourGee-3802 processor is the third generation of Altair’s LTE chipsets and follows the FourGee-3800 (Category 4), and FourGee-3100 (Category 3) processors.

The FourGee-3100 powers most of the world’s single-mode LTE devices including Verizon Wireless’ Ellipsis 7 tablet, the HP Chromebook 11.6″ LTE and the Yota WiFi Dongle. FourGee-3800 is already shipping to Altair customers. The FourGee-3802 will be mass production-ready in H2 2014.