This Page is for collection special vocabulary/abbreviations used inside our project Openmoko.
Assisted GPS - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGPS
A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BGA
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.
Base Transceiver Station - This is the part between the MS and BSC in a GSM network. It is interfaced to the BSC using the Abis protocol.
FINE ball grid array - see (BGA)
Field Programmable Gate Array (not used in v1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FPGA
General Packet Radio Service - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service
Global Positioning System - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gps
Internal codename of the first phone hardware release, the Neo 1973
Internal codename of the second phone hardware release, the Neo FreeRunner
Mobile Switching Centre. A major componenent of the GSM Network.
Acronym for Public Land Mobile Network what your mobile phone almost certainly connects to.