The new, upgraded version of Lime Micro's popular LimeSDR Mini brings with it greater flexibility for on-device FPGA workloads along with a more secure component chain so supply can keep up with demand.
Boasting a field-programmable gate array with nearly three times the capacity of the original LimeSDR Mini, the upcoming LimeSDR Mini 2.0 will enable increased flexibility and experimentation with new and exciting on-device capabilities.
"The flexibility provided by this technology is especially important in the case of deployments in rural environments," Vodafone Spain explained, "because it would allow deployments to be carried out more quickly, at a lower cost and with more efficient equipment in energy terms."
"FRANC is not just about delivering better and smarter 5G products," writes Julia Lopez, minister at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, of the FRANC project. "The scheme is looking to stimulate the British telecommunications industry in a new and open way."
Vodafone extends its partnership with Lime Micro and adds others, including Intel, Arm, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, with a view to boosting the efficiency and capabilities of its interoperable open RAN communications ecosystem.
"Open and collaborative digital innovation is no longer a theoretical concept," the event's organisers explain. "It is the modus operandi of companies and countries that engage at the cutting edge of the technological and societal innovation needed to tackle the grand challenges."
Held at the University of Strathclyde this Thursday, the techUK workshop will look at everything from how SDR can help with spectrum sharing and the launch of 5G and 6G private cellular networks to using the technology to bring academic research to market.
Detailed report highlights the value of open source and the potential for open source hardware to have a revolutionary impact, explaining how the MyriadRF initiative exemplifies the desired approach to software-defined infrastructure in telecommunications and beyond.
Lime Micro's chief executive suggests the "paradigm shift" of software-defined radio mixed with general-purpose processing "means that it is no longer necessary to be skilled in esoteric and highly proprietary technologies in order to build and maintain radio access networks," heralding explosive growth.