Configurable-RF-device concept offered to universities by Lime Micro

May 27, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Lime Micro has just announced an agreement with Europraxis that will see its open-source Myriad RF platform and its field programmable transceiver made available to all EU universities.

The company is hoping this will vastly increase both RF skills in graduates and the number of people innovating in wireless systems. Under the terms of the deal, Europractice will promote Lime's LMS6002D field programmable RF transceiver and associated boards for use in research and teaching of wireless technology to its member establishments throughout Europe. This will begin immediately.

The list of boards includes both Lime’s Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit and Azio’s Myriad RF-1, an open source board created for Lime’s non-profit MyriadRF initiative, which seeks to increase access to RF hardware -through low cost, easy to use boards - and advance wireless system innovation.
The products enable the creation of highly flexible wireless systems. The field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers are software configurable for all major wireless communication frequency bands (300 MHz to 3.8GHz) and standards (including LTE, HSPA+, CDMA and 2G).
FPRF ICs are highly user-programmable. In this way, they bear comparison with FPGAs, which can be used for implementing complex digital logic functions. In contrast, the FPRF comes from the wireless domain, and brings exciting new possibilities. By combining the FPRF with an FPGA, users have an even greater range of possibilities. The Myriad-RF board can be easily connected to Altera and Xilinx boards. And Lime’s Universal Wireless Toolkit gives connectivity to Altera evaluation boards.

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