Guildford UK, July 14th 2021 – Lime Microsystems today announced its work to provide a complete 5G network in a box product called LimeNET, aligned with the Open RAN vision. The app-enabled LimeNET platform provides innovative and tailored cellular applications quickly and cost effectively. The applications cover all aspects of Radio Access Network (RAN) functionality and services from 5G-SA, NB-IoT to Enterprise applications.
The LimeNET product family is based on the AMD Ryzen™ 3000 series processors, scaling up to 16 cores in a compact form factor. The radio solution is implemented using Lime’s Software Defined Radio chipsets and Xilinx FPGAs. The entire driver, APIs and board design will be available as Open Source and published on GitHub.
“We are excited to collaborate with Lime Microsystems and the LimeNET eco-system to enable innovative and high-performance 5G edge services running on AMD Ryzen and embedded processors, said Kin-Yip Liu, Senior Director of Applications Engineering at AMD.
Lime CEO Ebrahim Bushehri commented: “LimeNET powered by AMD leading edge processor technology is the next phase in virtualising wireless networks. Our technology will provide the industry with affordable, easy-to-use, maintainable and upgradeable 5G network solution.”
LimeNET is designed and implemented to virtualise RAN functionality and enable decoupling of hardware, software and third-party applications using standard x86 commercial off-the-shelf and software programmable chipsets. There is a vibrant community of developers through the MyriadRF initiative, backed by innovative enterprise customers and partners to provide numerous applications and services for private networks. The LimeNET product offering will be in general availability from October 2021.
About Lime Microsystems
Lime is a Software Defined Radio solution (SDR) company and has pioneered the development of Field Programmable Edge Cloud wireless networks offering an unprecedented level of configurability and allow system integrators to create scalable mobile communication networks. Lime is unique in having developed the Radio Chipsets, Open RAN hardware, software and application partnership ecosystem necessary to provide 5G plug and play private networks.
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