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Jul 27, 2021

Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipset adds LTE to IoT, falls back to 2G

By Martin Rowe.

If you design wireless IoT devices, you focus on connectivity, battery life, and cost. While many IoT devices connect to LTE networks, LTE isn’t everywhere. Indeed 2G networks provide wider coverage than LTE and certainly more than 5G. Altair Sony’s ALT 1255 cellular IoT chipset integrates an LTE baseband processor, RF transceiver, memory, cellular-based location engine, MCU subsystem, and a hardware-based integrated SIM (iSIM) into one package. It offers a 2G fallback for the many locations where LTE isn’t available.

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