While the LimeSDR family are typically paired with amplifiers, Robinson's efforts clearly show what can be achieved with a barefoot implementation, and set a high bar for those BATC members looking to follow him in the LimeSDR Challenge.
"For applications requiring low latency, sending huge quantities of data to and from the centralised cloud is no longer practical," explains Verizon's Adam Koeppe. "Data processing and management will need to take place much closer to the user."
Additional improvements in the SDR Console software include pseudo-stereo support, extended downconverter and frequency display support, new "slower" and "very slow" modes for the signal history view, and bug fixes.
Free and open source package includes LTE Release 8 support, selected LTE Release 9 features, and full compatibility with Lime Microsystems' LimeSDR family of open software defined radio (SDR) hardware.
"Those new tagged/released versions contain half a year of work since the previous versions released during summer 2018," explains project maintainer Harald Welte. "The primary focus was on bug-fixing and stabilisation as well as some major new features, such as inter-BSC-handover support in osmo-bsc."
"We share a software-defined vision with Canonical," explains Lime Micro's Ebrahim Bushehri. "Ubuntu Core, snaps, and IoT app stores create a secure, open-source platform that enables our partners to develop and deploy new disruptive technologies quickly."
"In the end," explains the GateHouse Telecom director of satcom, "this will lead to improved flexibility and user experience of satellite terminals, thus improve conditions for end users."
"Researchers said the high-speed can reduce the risk of deadly medical mistakes," reports local news outlet the South China Morning Post, "and raises hopes that 5G-enabled remote surgery will soon be reliable enough for use on human patients."
"Context-aware networks and artificial intelligence (AI)," the report explains, "which can process context transfer patterns and correlate them with user, device, application, and security context meta-data to make predictive decisions, present the UK with a significant innovation opportunity."