Our mission to enable Universal Wireless and Affordable Connectivity

65% of the worlds population don’t have access to cellular and wireless broadband connectivity. Traditional solutions supplied by a closed group of vendors using expensive hardware are uneconomic for operators to deploy. Lime’s approach based on an open source hardware platform using readily available semiconductors and Lime’s transceiver is becoming the established way forward.

These open source platforms offer unprecedented levels of configurability. They allow system designers to create wireless networking equipment for any mobile or wireless communication standard and provide operators with end to end programmable networks.

Lime is the driving force behind key initiatives to democratise wireless innovation, revolutionise the way that radio access networks are built, bring transparency to spectrum utilisation, and encourage the next generation of wireless engineers.


About Lime

Lime Microsystems specialises in field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers, SDR solutions, IoT gateways and mobile base stations for the next generation of wireless broadband systems.

Our story


Lime pioneered the creation of the single chip transceiver. Our field-programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers offer unmatched levels of programmability, and support frequency bands and international standards including all global variants of 2G, 3G (CDMA, HSPA), 4G (LTE), IoT (LoRa) and many others.


Software defined, virtualized radio is clearly established as the way forward for the wireless industry offering increased agility, cost savings and the opportunity to scale fast and explore new technologies and models of deployment.


Lime is a leading player behind key initiatives to democratise wireless innovation, revolutionise the way that radio access networks are built and bring transparency to spectrum utilisation. These initiatives are the springboard for transforming the ways for building and deploying communication networks.


Lime has partnered with a number of key organisations that are equally committed to establishing disruptive technology ecosystems.  Together we provide platforms for radically open innovation that enable us to meet the growing demands of a diverse range of wireless communications.

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"The basic idea: find scheduling solutions through solving a certain number of small and independent sub-problems on the GPU in parallel," the team explains. "The solution to each sub-problem is a feasible solution to the original PF scheduling problem. The output solution of GPF is then the best one among all sub-problem solutions."
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Telecom Infra Project Details MWC 2019 E2E Network Demo, Launches New Project Groups

"For the first time, TIP is showing how its technologies fit together across a telecom network," explains executive director Attilio Zani. "Together, this suite of solutions utilises a software-centric, vendor-neutral approach that highlights the value of disaggregation and the power of interoperability for more agile, cost-efficient networks."
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Facebook Releases Magma Open-Source Mobile Core Network Platform

"Magma enables new kinds of network archetypes where there is a need for fast, incremental upgrade cycles and continuous integration of software components," the company claims, "all while allowing authentication to and integration with a classic LTE EPC."
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