SIMPLE DOWN LOAD INTERFACE FOR GSM EQUIPMENT
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-29
The main processor system in a GSM base station uses program code stored in volatile RAM. In a working system the base station is networked to a central office. On powerup boot code requests a code download using the network. When the unit is powered up in stand alone mode (i.e. not connected to a GSM network) it requires its operational code to be loaded into the volatile RAM. The current method is to use a personal computer with a hard disk to store the program and to transfer the data via a Local Area Network interface card (LAN card).