Anritsu, Altair to demo LTE CAT-0 capability for IoT


Anritsu Company and Altair Semiconductor will demonstrate the world’s first LTE CAT-0 capability for Internet of Things (IoT) during CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas, September 9-11.

The demonstration utilized a commercial device featuring an LTE modem with the Altair FourGee-1160 chipset and Anritsu’s MD8430A/RTD LTE Signaling Tester. The demo will also show low power consumption enabled by Power Saving Mode (PSM).

“Solutions to verify the performance of IoT devices are a natural extension of our industry leading LTE test portfolio. We will continue to offer solutions that will enable the development of consumer and industrial devices utilizing CAT-0 and LTE-M as the market expands to add the projected billions of IoT devices over the next few years,” said Wade Hulon, president of Anritsu Company.

This demonstration with Anritsu shows the significant power savings FourGee-1160 CAT-1 and CAT-0 chipset from Altair can offer.

The MD8430A is a scalable LTE network simulator, with six models ranging from Functional Test Model (FTM) to Enhanced Test Model (ETM), and available software options for both LTE FDD and TDD for any model. The associated Rapid Test Designer (RTD) graphical test software enables quick scripting of tests, with an intuitive user interface as well as available layer 3 and lower-layer libraries.

The company said that FourGee-1160 chipset is optimized for LTE CAT-1 and CAT-0 and features low power consumption. IoT vendors are expected to ship their devices with the chipset in Q4 this year. The LTE Cat. 0 technology is ready for deployment into IoT devices ranging from refrigerators to industrial machinery.

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