Airbus D&S and Lime Microsystems Partner for the Development of a Robust Galileo GNSS Receiver

LONDON — Lime Microsystems and Airbus Defence and Space, with funding from Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), today announced a joint development of robust GNSS products. Airbus DS, using Lime's Field Programmable RF (FPRF) transceiver technology, is developing a robust timing receiver that exploits signals from the new Galileo satellite navigation constellation.

It is envisaged that a highly integrated Field Programmable RF (FPRF) solution based on Lime's technology and an innovative system implementation of the kind provided by Airbus DS will provide a high performance GNSS product with the potential for integration with other wireless capabilities.

Mike Turner from Airbus DS commented that "Lime FPRF transceiver matches our rigorous technical performance requirements and we are looking forward to be working alongside Lime in this strategic engagement."

Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO of Lime Microsystems, said: "We are delighted to be working with Airbus, supporting a complementary technology that could impact a variety of applications such as wireless infrastructure."

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space builds satellites and space systems and is a lead supplier to the Galileo system.

About Lime Microsystems

Lime Microsystems is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of field programmable RF transceivers.

The company's software configurable chips can run any mobile standard and any mobile frequency and have been used in a vast array of systems including mobile base stations and small cells, SDR platforms, indoor navigation and machine-to-machine communication systems.

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