Altair Semiconductor completes LTE band class 14 interoperability testing with Alcatel-Lucent


By
Telecom Lead Team:

Altair Semiconductor, a developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and 4G
LTE chipsets, announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has
completed Band 14 interoperability testing with Alcatel-Lucent infrastructure.

 

Band
14 spectrum, which is in the 700 MHz frequency, has been allocated by the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for public safety broadband use
in the United States. Public safety broadband solutions over LTE will
enable first responders, such as fire and police departments and medical
personnel, to quickly and reliably communicate with each other and share vital
information over high-speed, wireless networks.  

 

“This
achievement with Alcatel-Lucent places Altair in a unique position as we are
one of the only chip companies with a commercial Band 14 chipset, and the first
chip company to complete comprehensive Band 14 testing with Alcatel-Lucent. The
public safety market is very strategic for Altair, and as a pioneer in this
space, we expect to significantly capitalize on its growth in the coming
years,” said Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP of Marketing and Business
Development at Altair Semiconductor.

 

Alcatel-Lucent
was the first network equipment manufacturer to showcase a commercial grade LTE
network operating in the Band 14 spectrum, and it continues to lead the
development of an LTE ecosystem of devices and applications in support of
public safety.

 

“Compatible
communications systems will enable America’s first responders to be much more
effective in protecting the public during emergency situations. Alcatel-Lucent
is eager to collaborate with innovative companies such as Altair to create the
communications ecosystem public safety organizations need to carry out their
vital duties of keeping communities safe,” said Morgan Wright, Vice
President for End to End Public Safety LTE at Alcatel-Lucent.

 

Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 chipset supports
both FDD and TDD variants using single software, and covers any LTE frequency
band in the range between 700-2700MHz. The chipset implements a MIMO receiver
and is based on O²P Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, offering
performance which significantly exceeds traditional communications DSP cores,
yet consumes a fraction of the power. 

 

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