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HOWTO: GSM Base Station with the BeagleBone Black, Debian GNU/Linux and a USRP #BeagleBoneBlack @TXInstruments @BeagleBoardOrg


Julian Oliver put together this great how to for making a tiny GSM Base Station with the BeagleBone Black, Debian, OpenBTS and a USRP.

The BeagleBone Black (AKA BBB) is a small, 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 computer with a powerful NEON accelerator, many pin-outs (65!) and great power handling. In this HOWTO we’re going to use it as the core of a cellular base-station that can interact with mobile phones/handsets; manage calls between handsets, interface between handsets and SIP, sending SMSs, etc.

Why the BBB and not a Raspberry Pi? While lacking the graphical processing power of the R-Pi, the BBB is significantly faster, smaller and as such better suited to high-I/O applications like cellular infrastructure. More so, unlike the R-Pi, the BBB has 4Gb of on-board storage, doing away with the need for an SD Card to boot. This makes the cost of getting setup with a BBB more or less the same as that of a R-Pi but with notably better overall performance (for most applications).

A BBB can be powered from standard 5v DC or with Mini-USB. The advantage of the latter is that during development a USB Ethernet interface can also be created, allowing command-line users a convenient way of working with the board – you get both power and network connectivity over a single USB cable.

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