LitePoint IQxstream Helps Altair Semiconductor Customers Achieve High-Volume Manufacturing for LTE Devices
2/22/2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 22, 2012 – LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, has released a new test solution designed specifically for Altair Semiconductor’s FourGee™-3100/6200 TDD/FDD LTE cellular chipset. LitePoint’s IQxstream™ cellular test platform, created in tandem with Altair, is the first to offer complete four-device parallel verification and calibration of the FourGee™-3100/6200 LTE chipset in both TDD and FDD modes. This new solution delivers the highest throughput from a single tester, enabling Altair customers to rapidly get their LTE cellular products into high-volume production, with lower support costs.

“As one of the first chipset companies to offer LTE support for both TDD and FDD, it is essential that our manufacturing partners maintain the ability to easily and efficiently scale up production levels,” said Eran Eshed, co-founder and vice president of Marketing and Business Development for Altair. “The availability of a total test solution from LitePoint enables Altair to engage with more customers, faster, allowing us to address more business opportunities at once. Additionally, LitePoint’s local teams help support our customers and partners, getting them into production quickly.”

Developing test solutions tailored to specific chipsets is an advantage LitePoint offers its customers. “By partnering with leading chipset companies like Altair, LitePoint has a proven track record of delivering high-throughput, production-ready test solutions. Our approach enables companies to get their chipsets into volume production in less time, and with lower support costs,” said John Lukez, senior director of Marketing for LitePoint.

LitePoint at Mobile World Congress 2012 — Barcelona, Spain
February 27 – March 1, 2012 – Hall 2, Booth #2B75 LitePoint will be demonstrating the IQxstream and the power of high-volume throughput testing for cellular devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain; February 27 through March 1.

About LitePoint
LitePoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER), is based in Sunnyvale, California. The company designs, develops and supports advanced wireless test solutions for developers of wireless devices and consumer electronics, contract manufacturers and wireless integrated circuit designers. LitePoint solutions have optimized and verified the operation of more than one billion wireless devices worldwide. LitePoint products are used in development and high-volume manufacturing, providing its customers with improved ROI, time-to-market, manufacturing yields, and product quality. For more, go to www.litepoint.com.

About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair’s chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices – ranging from USB dongles to smartphones – built by its more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan – making it one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available products. Altair’s comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed “O[2]P™”, Altair’s products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi



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