ersities and research establishments across the EU are set to gain access to the open source RF hardware platform, MyriadRF, and configurable transceiver technology following a deal between Lime Microsystems and Europractice, a project of the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.
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 products enable the creation of highly flexible wireless systems. The FPRFs are software configurable for all major wireless communication frequency bands (300 MHz to 3.8GHz) and standards (including LTE, HSPA+, CDMA and 2G).
“Many European universities are leaders in the field of wireless technology, and I believe that the Lime products will find numerous teaching and research applications”, said Dr. John McLean, Division Head, Microelectronics Support Centre. “The field programmable feature is especially attractive as it allows the reuse of the device in a teaching environment”.
Commenting on the new agreement, Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO of Lime Microsystem, said, “This is a significant endorsement for both Lime’s technology and the open source community of MyriadRF. More importantly, it helps bring many creative, brilliant minds to RF innovation and this can only be a good thing.”