Monday, May 4, 2009

Altair Outlines LTE Product Roadmap

Altair Semiconductor outlined its 3GPP LTE product roadmap, which includes a baseband processor, and complementing MIMO RF transceiver chips designed to support world-wide LTE bands and duplex-modes.

Altair's LTE chipsets are developed using the company's proprietary O2P software-defined 4G processor architecture. This technology is currently deployed in Altair's FourGee(TM)-2150 for mobile WiMAX, and FourGee(TM)-4150, for XGP, both recognized as leaders in their respective markets for high performance and power efficiency.

Altair's LTE product portfolio is comprised of:

  • "FourGee"-3100 - a fully optimized LTE CAT-3 baseband processor that in addition to LTE supports other 4G/OFDM technology variants, including WiMAX and XGP and will be available in Q409. The chip is bundled with a complete LTE protocol stack which includes PHY, MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC and NAS layers.

  • FourGee-6150 - a MIMO RF transceiver that supports LTE-TDD. This product will be available in mid-2009.

  • FourGee-6200 - a multi-band LTE-FDD MIMO transceiver that supports the most popular LTE bands in North America, Japan and Europe. The chip will be available in Q210.