Having provided the general-purpose processing technology at the heart of the LimeNET CrowdCell, Gigabyte is now going to market with a fully-supported ready-to-deploy implementation of the ultra-low-cost software-defined small-cell system powered by Lime Micro's LMS7002M field-programmable radio-frequency IC technology.
"The ME1130 training kit is a versatile system that can be configured to work as an offline system for simulation or as a real-time system for over-the-air transmission and testing," says DreamCatcher of the training kit, which features a LimeSDR USB and LimeSDR Mini for base station and spectrum analysis operations.
"The TIP community has had a significant impact on opening up telecom networks to lower costs, increase innovation, and help operators extend the benefits of high quality connectivity to more communities across the world," says Tenorio. "As Chair I will champion continued innovation and the opening up of supplier ecosystems to more competition."
Describes the combination of Lime Microsystems' LimeSDR Mini and a Raspberry Pi single-board computer as "excellent for this type of research," proving that software defined radar projects "can be built at an affordable price at an amateur level without expensive radios and convoluted analogue gear."
"Opportunities for all, regardless of whether an entity is interested in fixed or mobile, 5G, or another technology," says FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly of the ruling, which brings additional 5G frequencies within range of LMS7002M-based devices including the LimeSDR and LimeNET families.
Presentations available from the first day of the event include a look at the addition of support for Lime Microsystems' popular open LimeSDR devices, via the open source Lime Suite software, to the OsmoTRX project.
Low-cost free and open source design, based on the LMS7002M and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, combines powerful software defined radio (SDR) capabilities with general purpose processing (GPP) for everything from cellular network deployment to amateur radio projects.
SDRangel is an excellent open source signal analyser and general-purpose transmitter/receiver application, with support for numerous hardware platforms and popular modulation types, not to mention plenty of controls, spectrum visualisation options, and support for plug-ins.