Published: 01 March 2016

Lime Microsystems joins the 5G Innovation Centre

Lime Microsystems, (Guildford, UK) a leading supplier of Field Programmable RF Transceiver (FPRF) ICs has joined the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey.

The 5GIC is based in the University of Surrey and has been set up to drive the delivery of mobile communications and wireless connectivity, and is the world’s leading independent testbed for trialing emerging 5G technology.

Lime Microsystem’s CEO, Ebrahim Bushehri, said, “We are excited to offer our expertise on leading edge RF semiconductors and look forward to providing Lime’s highly flexible devices to contribute to the evaluation of novel concepts.  Lime’s philosophy is founded on collaboration to develop open source implementations for next generation radio access technology, hence working with the 5G Innovation Centre is an ideal fit”.

5G research will encompass new network architectures, frequency bands and modulation techniques that will require proving in field trials.  Using software defined radio based on Field Programmable RF (FPRF) devices will speed up this evaluation process.

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Head of the 5GIC commented, “We welcome Lime Microsystems to the 5GIC.  Their transceiver experience and expertise in semiconductors will dove-tail into our overall progress towards the next generation wireless technology”.

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey is now the largest European academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. Bringing together leading academic expertise and key industry partners in a shared vision, the 5GIC will help to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future.

About Lime

Lime Microsystems specialises in field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for the next generation of wireless broadband systems.

Lime’s technology has been adopted by organisations around the world for a wide range of applications from consumer communications equipment - femtocells and repeaters - to software defined radio devices for military and emergency services.  Applications include comms infrastructure, disaster relief networks, M2M technology and test / verification systems.

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