The chipset is being called a transformative advancement in asset tracking and smart utility meters.

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 1, 2024

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Sony Semiconductor's new chip
Sony Semiconductor's new chipSony Semiconductor

Sony Semiconductor Israel has announced the commercial availability of its advanced Wireless system-on-hip (SoC) module, the ALT1350.

The LPWA cellular modules were designed in collaboration with industry members including AM Telecom, Fibocom, Murata, Quectel, Semtech, Telit Cinterion and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC). 

The modules are now available for sampling, with mass production expected during the first half of 2024.

Sony said its Altair ALT1350 is the first cellular IoT SoC to feature a sensor hub for data collection and processing, enhanced security and integrated SIM location technology, among other features, in a single chip.

Specific applications include powering smart utility meters and asset tracking, aimed at facilitating the adoption of smart city technologies.

“This SoC enables applications for smart cities, logistics and asset trackers, connected health devices, and in the wearables market as it brings in an era of connected everything in which battery consumption is no longer a concern,” said Nohik Semel, Sony Semiconductor’s CEO. “We are excited to be working with our partners to bring this SoC to the market and help them build innovative products.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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