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First public demonstration of Lime Microsystems' broadband transceiver reference design at MWC

5th February 2008
ES Admin
The first public demonstration of the world's first MicroTCA broadband transceiver reference design will be given at Mobile World Congress by the design's originator, Lime Microsystems. Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM) will be held in Barcelona, February 11 – 14, 2008. Demonstrations will be given on the Freescale Semiconductor stand (stand 8B91 in hall 8) throughout the show.
Mobile World Congress provides a great opportunity for Lime to showcase its transceiver technology alongside complementary technologies such as Freescale's baseband and power amplifier solutions, comments Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO of Lime Microsystems. Our digitally reconfigurable design supports a variety of network configurations, bandwidths and data rates, which will cut costs and inventory for wireless system OEMs and operators.

The reference design is targeted at small cell base station applications - femtocells and picocells - and features 6 user-selectable channel bandwidths from 1.5MHz to 14 MHz. The transceiver can be digitally configured to operate in bands from 350MHz to 4GHz, making it suitable for LTE, WiMAX and 3G applications. Using a high-level command set, the design can be configured for half-duplex and full-duplex operation in both frequency division multiplex (FDM) and time division multiplex (TDM) modes.

Lime Microsystems has design teams in both the UK and Lithuania and has developed a patent-protected transceiver design that will substantially reduce the size and cost of next-generation broadband wireless transceivers. The company’s first semiconductors will be launched in Q1, 2008.

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