29 Apr '16, 3am

Programmable Radio for Cellular, IoT Hub, Military & "Not-Yet-Thought-Of"

The FPGA and FPRF (field programmable RF) chips inside Lime Micro's SDR can address a wide variety of applications. You might be forgiven for thinking that an announcement about a cellular operator deploying infrastructure to fill in "not spots" in 4G coverage doesn't have much to do with your favorite wireless application. But (perhaps) you'd be wrong. The open-source hardware and software solution in this network build-out is based around a software-defined radio (called LimeSDR) that is fully user programmable. In this case, the Ubuntu software runs an LTE stack on a processor card which interfaces with the LimeSDR to provide the radio access. The channel frequencies and bandwidth are selected by the software and the small cell is ready to roll. This solution is being adopted by EE, part of British Telecom, the largest cellular operator in the UK, because of its low cos...

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