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Programmable RF Meets Programmable Logic

Published in EE Times Written by Paul Dillien, Principal, High Tech Marketing Recently, I wrote an article about what's happening in the single-chip programmable RF space. Well, I just saw this press releasethat adds a very interesting new twist to the story. Altera has announced that it is making an equity investment in Lime Microsystems -- the creator of the Field Programmable RF (FPRF) chips that are popping up all over the place. So, [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:39+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Blog|

Lime Microsystems and Altera Strategic Cooperation Agreement

• Strategic Cooperation Agreement to yield combined programmable RF and FPGA solutions and joint marketing, sales, and technical support activities worldwide. • Altera makes equity investment in Lime Microsystems as Lime begins to ship its programmable CMOS RF transceiver devices. San Jose, Calif., June 9, 2014 — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of field programmable RF (radio frequency) transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Press releases|

Programmable Wireless Systems Set to Change the Landscape

Written by Paul Dillien, Principal, High Tech Marketing Published in EE Times The widespread adoption of smartphones has driven a rapid change in mobile communications. The various wireless technologies known collectively as 3G were optimized to be efficient at handling voice traffic. However, smartphones have shifted this dynamic so that data traffic in various forms now dominates. Add to this that one-in-three tablet computers feature cellular connectivity, and it becomes clear [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 June 8th, 2014|Blog|

Programmable RF Arena Welcomes 2 New Products

First published in EE Times Written by Paul Dillien Last summer I wrote a blog about a new type of programmable device that is not for logic, but rather for wireless applications. Now, two new devices offer designers even more choice and capability. A field programmable RF (FPRF) device is a highly integrated chip suitable for a wide range of wireless applications. It is a standard part that offers unlimited reconfiguration across the [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Blog|

Lime Microsystems launches CMOS multi-standard / frequency single chip MIMO transceiver

FPRF transceiver cuts cost and power to transform the volume wireless market 11 February 2014, Guildford, UK: Lime Microsystems the inventor of the field programmable RF (FPRF) concept announces its second-generation device, the LMS7002M. The new device, which has already been taped out and will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, uses 65nm CMOS technology to significantly reduce the cost of FPRF transceiver technology and significantly reduces the power consumption [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Press releases|

ASR-2300 MIMO SDR / Motion Sensing Module

The ASR-2300 is a high- performance, multichannel transceiver module providing two wideband RF transceivers (300 MHz to 3.8 GHz), 10 axis accel / gyro / compass / barometer sensors combined with a large programmable FPGA capable of over 300 MiB/sec sustained communications with a host processor. Ideal for low-volume SDR applications and rapid prototyping, the ASR-2300’s low size, weight, and power specifications make it an extremely versatile SDR hardware platform [...]

2016-09-13T15:24:40+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Case studies|

LMS6002D – The World’s First Field-Programmable RF Chip

First published in EE Times Paul Dillien, Principal, High Tech Marketing Today, my topic covers an entirely different type of programmable device, which is referred to as a field-programmable radio frequency (FPRF) chip. But first, let's start with a very quick look at the traditional field-programmable gate array (FPGA) concept. As we know, FPGAs evolved from simple glue logic consolidation to being capable of implementing complex digital functions. Along the [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2014|Blog|

Myriad RF launches Zipper, open-source interface board to Altera and Xilinx platforms with free design file databases

Creates wireless development platform for even most complex of networks The open source RF hardware project, Myriad RF has launched the first open-source interface board to connect field programmable RF transceiver systems directly to FPGA boards. The mezzanine board, called Zipper, is a multi-carrier board with HSMC, FMC and USB connections. It allows the majority of FP-RF boards to interface with both Altera and Xilinx development platforms – and enables [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:40+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Press releases|

Lime Microsystems signs Vitec Corporation as Japan distribution partner

29 October 2013, Tokyo, Japan and Guildford, UK: The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, today announced it has signed Vitec Corporation as its strategic distribution partner for Japan. Lime is the world’s leading supplier of field programmable RF transceivers. Its software configurable chips run on any 2G, 3G or 4G mobile standard and on any frequency between 0.3 and 3.8GHz. The deal, which is effective immediately, gives Lime’s customers in [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:41+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Press releases|

Lime, Azio and E-Elements team up to launch Myriad RF connector board for multiple FPGA platforms

A multi-carrier FPGA connector board for field programmable RF transceiver systems has been launched to significantly cut the cost of RF product development. The ESO-001 board is a joint development between field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, distributor Azio Electronics and FPGA system designers E-Elements. The twin-standard mezzanine board supports both DE0-Nano and FMC FPGA interfaces, enabling it to link the majority of field programmable RF boards – including Lime’s development platform, [...]

2017-04-05T10:33:41+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Press releases|
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