LAS VEGAS—mimoOn GmbH, provider of software-defined radio (SDR) solutions, is demonstrating its end-to-end Long-Term Evolution (LTE) software solution, showing how it can accelerate development of mobile infrastructure and client devices.
The product comes in two versions: one customized for base stations, picocells and femtocells, and the other for client devices such as data cards, mobile phones, wireless modules and wireless modems
One of the challenges for all vendors is they have to begin designing LTE equipment now in order to have it ready for the projected timeframe of 2009. One obstacle is the LTE specification has not yet been ratified. However, according to Thomas Kaiser, mimoOn’s CEO, the Duisburg, Germany, company’s LTE product is written in high-level software, which will make it easy to upgrade. He said it also uses SDR technology which can be reconfigured and remotely upgraded when the standard is finalized.
mimoOn’s platforms offer high processing power required for LTE. In order to keep power consumption low, the platforms employ parallel processing technology. The software solution also offers reconfigurability, which is key for supporting 2G and 3G standards while LTE evolves.