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Altair unveils ALT1250 Cat-M1 and NB-IoT chip, takes aim at Sequans

Altair has unveiled its ALT1250, its first LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT chipset. It comes as the GSMA ecosystem begins to deploy the network infrastructure needed to support the low-power cellular protocols that were designed to fight off the like of Sigfox, LoRa, and Ingenu. Altair’s co-founder and VP Marketing, Eran Eshed, was eager to tell us more about the new chip – which he says is the best in the market. The new 1250 sits in a 10mm x 10mm footprint, which includes an integrated GPS receiver, and a wideband RF front-end that Altair says enables support for any combination of LTE bands – which translates into global support for a single hardware design. The chip is the most significant…

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