OsmocomBB hardware migration to SDR

Вадим Яницкий axilirator at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 16:56:55 UTC 2016


Hi Alexander,

> Btw, the first release of XTRX (http://xtrx.io) will have a SIM
> driver, so it'll be possible to connect it directly to a SIM card
> slot, as per the miniPCIe standard. If users will find this feature
> useful for users, it'll make it to the final release.

So, that is really good news! Also I think it would be great to extend
existing SAP interface/protocol implementation with multiple SIM cards
support and finish some unimplemented things in this area.

> Also note an 'ms' branch of osmo-trx. It's not a full functionality
> required for an MS and the code is pretty dated, but it's close enough
> to start.

Yes, Sylvain already said me about this branch.

> It was a combination of circumstances that work was not finished and I
> would totally support an effort to finish it.

It is nice to know about that. Thank you!


With best regards,
Vadim Yanitskiy.

2016-06-23 19:30 GMT+06:00 Alexander Chemeris <alexander.chemeris at gmail.com>
:

> Hi Vadim,
>
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 3:45 PM, Вадим Яницкий <axilirator at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Fortunately, there are many SDR platforms available now. Especially
> interesting
> > devices are USRP, UmTRX, bladeRF, and recently introduced LimeSDR. They
> can be
> > easily programmed to support just about any type of wireless standard,
> of course,
> > including some mobile telecommunication stacks. As well as for network
> side back-end,
> > they can be used to perform MS side operations, excepting
> frequency-hopping and some
> > phone specific features (like SIM I/O).
>
> Btw, the first release of XTRX (http://xtrx.io) will have a SIM
> driver, so it'll be possible to connect it directly to a SIM card
> slot, as per the miniPCIe standard. If users will find this feature
> useful for users, it'll make it to the final release.
>
> > So, I think there is a way to bring a new live to, amazing child of the
> Osmocom
> > umbrella, OsmocomBB. We can make one work on SDR hardware platforms
> implementing
> > a 'bridge' between both already implemented L2/L3 and OsmoTRX.
>
> Also note an 'ms' branch of osmo-trx. It's not a full functionality
> required for an MS and the code is pretty dated, but it's close enough
> to start.
>
> > I know that there
> > already was some attempts (see sylvain/ms-sdr branch) to make described
> dreams
> > come true, but development was stopped. And now I am going to start to
> work around
> > this direction.
>
> It was a combination of circumstances that work was not finished and I
> would totally support an effort to finish it.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Alexander Chemeris.
> CEO, Fairwaves, Inc.
> https://fairwaves.co
>
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