Monday, June 22, 2009

Altair Semiconductor Announces LTE Baseband Processor

Altair Semiconductor, a fabless chip company based in Israel, introduced its FourGee-3100 LTE baseband processor.

The chip, which will be available in Q409, is a fully optimized LTE CAT-3 baseband processor that will operate with devices from mobile handsets, data cards and USB dongles to various handheld consumer electronics devices. The FourGee(TM)-3100 is bundled with a complete LTE L1 and protocol stack. It supports LTE category 3 (CAT-3) throughputs (100Mbps/50Mbps DL/UL respectively) and offers two 20MHz MIMO receive chains and one transmit chain.

In the coming months, Altair will continue to roll out its LTE product portfolio, including:

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


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