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==AGPS==
 
==AGPS==
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS Assisted GPS], generally abbreviated as A-GPS or aGPS, is a system which can, under certain conditions, improve the startup performance, or time-to-first-fix (TTFF) of a GPS satellite-based positioning system.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS Assisted GPS],
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generally abbreviated as A-GPS or aGPS,
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is a system which can, under certain conditions,
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improve the startup performance, or time-to-first-fix (TTFF)
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of a GPS satellite-based positioning system.
  
 
==BGA==
 
==BGA==
A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array ball grid array (BGA)] is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits.
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A
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array ball grid array (BGA)]
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is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits.
  
 
==BSC==
 
==BSC==
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_station_subsystem#Base_station_controller Base Station Controller] - This is a part of the GSM network. It is connected via Abis interface to the [[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BTS|BTS]]. Upstream connection is to the MSC.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_station_subsystem#Base_station_controller Base Station Controller]
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- This is a part of the GSM network.
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It is connected via Abis interface to the
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[[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BTS|BTS]].
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Upstream connection is to the MSC.
 
The BSC provides, classically, the intelligence behind the BTSs.
 
The BSC provides, classically, the intelligence behind the BTSs.
  
 
==BTS==
 
==BTS==
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_station_subsystem#Base_transceiver_station Base transceiver station] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_transceiver_station#General_Architecture BTS]) - This is the part between the MS and [[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BSC|BSC]] in a GSM network.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_station_subsystem#Base_transceiver_station Base transceiver station]
It is interfaced to the [[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BSC|BSC]] using the Abis protocol.
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([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_transceiver_station#General_Architecture BTS])
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- This is the part between the MS and
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[[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BSC|BSC]]
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in a GSM network.
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It is interfaced to the
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[[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BSC|BSC]]
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using the Abis protocol.
  
 
==FBGA==
 
==FBGA==
FINE ball grid array - see ([[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BGA]])
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FINE ball grid array - see
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([[{{BASEPAGENAME}}#BGA]])
  
 
==FPGA==
 
==FPGA==
A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array field-programmable gate array (FPGA)] is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing—hence "field-programmable".
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A
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array field-programmable gate array (FPGA)]
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is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing—hence "field-programmable".
 
''(not used in v1)''
 
''(not used in v1)''
  
 
==GPRS==
 
==GPRS==
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service General packet radio service (GPRS)] is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM).
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service General packet radio service (GPRS)]
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is a packet oriented mobile data service
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on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's
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global system for mobile communications (GSM).
  
 
==GPS==
 
==GPS==
The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System Global Positioning System (GPS)] is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.
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The
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System Global Positioning System (GPS)]
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is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
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that provides location and time information in all weather,
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anywhere on or near the Earth,
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where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
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It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible
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by anyone with a GPS receiver
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with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.
  
 
==GTA01==
 
==GTA01==
Internal codename of the first phone hardware release, the [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA01:Neo_1973 Neo 1973].
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Internal codename of the first phone hardware release, the
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[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA01:Neo_1973 Neo 1973].
  
 
==GTA02==
 
==GTA02==
Internal codename of the second phone hardware release, the [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo_FreeRunner Neo FreeRunner].
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Internal codename of the second phone hardware release, the
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[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo_FreeRunner Neo FreeRunner].
  
 
==MSC==
 
==MSC==
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switching_subsystem#Mobile_switching_center_.28MSC.29 Mobile switching center (MSC)] - A major component of the GSM Network.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switching_subsystem#Mobile_switching_center_.28MSC.29 Mobile switching center (MSC)]
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- A major component of the GSM Network.
  
 
==PLMN==
 
==PLMN==
Acronym for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_land_mobile_network Public Land Mobile Network] what your mobile phone almost certainly connects to.
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Acronym for
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_land_mobile_network Public Land Mobile Network]
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what your mobile phone almost certainly connects to.
  
  

Revision as of 22:31, 23 November 2011

This Page is for collection special vocabulary/abbreviations used inside our project Openmoko.

Contents

AGPS

Assisted GPS, generally abbreviated as A-GPS or aGPS, is a system which can, under certain conditions, improve the startup performance, or time-to-first-fix (TTFF) of a GPS satellite-based positioning system.

BGA

A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits.

BSC

Base Station Controller - This is a part of the GSM network. It is connected via Abis interface to the BTS. Upstream connection is to the MSC. The BSC provides, classically, the intelligence behind the BTSs.

BTS

Base transceiver station (BTS) - This is the part between the MS and BSC in a GSM network. It is interfaced to the BSC using the Abis protocol.

FBGA

FINE ball grid array - see (Glossary#BGA)

FPGA

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing—hence "field-programmable". (not used in v1)

GPRS

General packet radio service (GPRS) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM).

GPS

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.

GTA01

Internal codename of the first phone hardware release, the Neo 1973.

GTA02

Internal codename of the second phone hardware release, the Neo FreeRunner.

MSC

Mobile switching center (MSC) - A major component of the GSM Network.

PLMN

Acronym for Public Land Mobile Network what your mobile phone almost certainly connects to.



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This Page is for collection special vocabulary/abbreviations used inside our project Openmoko.

AGPS

Assisted GPS, generally abbreviated as A-GPS or aGPS, is a system which can, under certain conditions, improve the startup performance, or time-to-first-fix (TTFF) of a GPS satellite-based positioning system.

BGA

A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits.

BSC

Base Station Controller - This is a part of the GSM network. It is connected via Abis interface to the BTS. Upstream connection is to the MSC. The BSC provides, classically, the intelligence behind the BTSs.

BTS

Base transceiver station (BTS) - This is the part between the MS and BSC in a GSM network. It is interfaced to the BSC using the Abis protocol.

FBGA

FINE ball grid array - see (Glossary#BGA)

FPGA

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing—hence "field-programmable". (not used in v1)

GPRS

General packet radio service (GPRS) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM).

GPS

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.

GTA01

Internal codename of the first phone hardware release, the Neo 1973.

GTA02

Internal codename of the second phone hardware release, the Neo FreeRunner.

MSC

Mobile switching center (MSC) - A major component of the GSM Network.

PLMN

Acronym for Public Land Mobile Network what your mobile phone almost certainly connects to.



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