Sony Semiconductor Israel has unveiled what it claims is the first LTE-M, NB-IoT cellular chipset designed to meet Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) protocols and satellite connectivity requirements, addressing use cases on a range of devices.
In a statement, Japanese giant Sony’s semiconductor arm in Israel explained that the ALT1350 chipset is designed to optimize power consumption, providing longer battery life for devices as well as processing capabilities. advances to collect, read and process data using AI or machine learning.
The chip is currently being tested by customers with a commercial launch scheduled for 2023.
Sony hailed the ALT1350 as the first chipset allowing manufacturers to connect to IoT devices via cellular, satellite, LPWA and hybrid communication networks in a single processor.
It will include a microcontroller to enable IoT applications and a sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz transceiver, enabling hybrid connectivity for smart meters, smart cities and tracking devices.
Use cases of connected vehicles and connected health services were also cited.
Sony Semiconductor Israel CEO Nohik Semel said the ALT1350 will “enable IoT deployments” involving “universal connectivity over edge processing and multiple location technologies.”
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