i have a LimeSDR and would like to set it up to use as a call-box for functional testing a commercial Cat-M1 device. I havent found a lot of info on the level of support for LTE Cat-M in the available eNodeB stacks that are compatible - it seems Amarisoft claims some Cat-M support, as well as OAI stack, though it seems they are both based on 3GPP releases prior to 13 ( first release including Cat-M) so its not clear how well Cat-M will work with either or what the limitations might be. Has anyone been able to get a Cat-M device to connect reliably with any eNodeB stack ? Please share any related success or failure - Any advice would be helpful.
We’ve certainly used Amarisoft with LimeSDR hardware and NB-IoT, but not sure about Cat M1.
More generally speaking, Amarisoft stack is much better supported than OAI and I’m not sure what the status of that is.
Amarisoft is capable to run M1 inside 5+ MHz wide LTE or standalone.