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  • 1. Alexander Chemeris CEO, fairwaves LLC GSM re-invented Open-Source SDR and silicon vendors
  • 2. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru 4 out of 6 GRCon giveaway devices use LMS6002D A-2300, BladeRF, MyriadRF, UmTRX
  • 3. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru 4 out of 6 GRCon giveaway devices use LMS6002D Why?
  • 4. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru LMS6002D technical merits  Wideband 0.3-3.8 GHz  Flexible  Single-chip good for manucaturing … cool, but not enough
  • 5. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Small business and open-source friendly Unlike ADI and Co
  • 6. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Friendly  Retail distribution channels Digikey, Richardson, etc  Publicly available documentation https://github.com/myriadrf/LMS6002D-docs  Open support channels Forum http://myriadrf.org/forums/ Mailing list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/limemicro-opensource  Inexpensive dev.units http://myriadrf.org  No NDAs and MOQ
  • 7. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru In early 2011 it wasn't like that! Lime Microsystems worked with small projects the same way as with big high volume telco companies
  • 8. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Concerns  Support cost for tens of independent people  Hiding info from competitors pinout, parameters, prices Benefits  Aggregated volume of tens of independent projects  Potential new big market some killer-app with high volume
  • 9. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Concerns  Support cost for tens of independent people  Hiding info from competitors pinout, parameters, prices Benefits  Aggregated volume of tens of independent projects  Potential new big market some killer-app with high volume Not really relevant after a year of sales
  • 10. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Concerns  Support cost for tens of independent people  Hiding info from competitors pinout, parameters, prices Benefits  Aggregated volume of tens of independent projects  Potential new big market some killer-app with high volume Solved by smart use of open-source
  • 11. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru 2011 2013[ some work done ]
  • 12. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Current status  MyriadRF.org open-source community  Dedicated community manager (Andrew Back)  Support forum and mailing list  Published documentation and code samples
  • 13. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru MyriadRF  Current projects: – Myriad-RF dev.board – Loctronix A2300 – Fairwaves UmTRX (partner project)  Open and inclusive  Not only Lime Microsystems based HW  Still shaping
  • 14. Alexander Chemeris twitter: @chemeris e-mail: Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru Promote open-source actively!  Talk to people Yes, this helps  Open-source and telco cusomers are compatible If done carefully  Talk business to business Open-source is a great tool for business  Don't expect immediate results Let them grow organically
  • 15. GSM re-invented Alexander Chemeris Alexander.Chemeris@fairwaves.ru +7 (915) 330-7626 skype: Alexander.Chemeris twitter: @chemeris