NextG-Com has launched an LTE protocol stack designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications devices. The stack also supports LTE backhaul, relay nodes, routers, and gateways.
The Release 11-compliant stack, ALPS 520, is designed with modular architecture and well-defined interfaces targeted for these diverse applications, which range from low memory and low-cost M2M applications to high-performance special applications, with or without mobility.
The ALPS 520 has been tested against 3GPP standard conformance test cases and includes a host of tools—Trace, ASN.1, SE-RTOS—that help to accelerate product development and reduce third-party licensing costs. It also includes proven L1 adaptation layer application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be easily customized based on different media access controller (MAC) and physical-layer (PHY) architectures. These APIs make the ALPS 520 easily portable to different real-time operating systems (RTOSs) on different platforms.