LTE Base Station Software

Introduction

LTEENB allows to build a real 4G LTE base station (called an eNodeB) using a standard PC and a low cost software radio frontend. All the physical layer and protocol layer processing is done in real time inside the PC, so no dedicated LTE hardware is necessary.

It simulates an LTE infrastructure, so it can work without a real LTE network behind it. In short, it is possible to use it like a Wifi access point.

Features

Tested configuration

PCCore i7 (Nehalem) at 2.93 GHz.
Software radio frontendUSRP N210 with the SBX daughterboard.
RF configurationBand 7 (2600 MHz FDD), 20 MHz bandwidth, single antenna.
User EquipmentHuawei E398 USB dongle (Qualcomm MDM9200 chipset)
SIM cardAnritsu Test USIM card

The following speed was measured at the TCP/IP level on the PC connected to the User Equipment (using the wget and scp Unix commands):

Downlink60 Mb/s
Uplink25 Mb/s

Potential use

Availability

The LTEENB software is commercialized by Amarisoft.

Relevant Tools

References


Fabrice Bellard - http://bellard.org/