Lime AC Case

by HackerGadgets

An active-cooling aluminum enclosure for the LimeSDR product family

Oct 21, 2020

New Case Design

Since the campaign launched, we have received feedback about the cases from our community. Some of these suggestions were helpful and improved the case performance, so we have considered them in our latest case design update. Read the full update.

Feb 18, 2020

Installation Instructions

We just finished the installation instructions. See links to assembly directions for all Lime AC Cases here. All campaign orders have now been shipped, and pre-orders will be shipping soon. Read the full update.

Jan 15, 2020

Shipment Update

After a slight delay all cases are ready to go and will be shipping soon! Read the full update.

Jan 02, 2020

Production Process Pt. 2

Two weeks ago, we sent the order of LimeSDR-USB Type A and Micro USB version to the factory, and we got the first pre-product on Dec 26th. We will get the final product no later than Jan 8th from the factory. Read the full update.

Dec 09, 2019

Production Process

In the past week, we have placed the order to the factory for the LimeSDR Mini case version, and we've started to order the accessories, fan, custom RF shields, and conductive sponge. Read the full update.

Dec 02, 2019

Thank You

We would like to thank you all for your interest and huge support for the Lime AC Case. We would not have made it without your help. Read the full update.

Nov 25, 2019

Micro USB version now available

We have decided to offer a limited quantity of Micro USB version Tetra cases. Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey! Read the full update.

Nov 21, 2019

Customized RF Shield and Attachable Fan

The last week we ordered some customized RF shields for the LimeSDR Mini, and changed the way the fan connects to the board - for easier connection and disconnection. Read the full update.

Nov 14, 2019

Micro USB version intention collection [SURVEY]

Since the campaign launched, we have received some questions about a case for the Micro USB version. If we can confirm enough interest, we can make this version. Please take this survey to let us know what you think! The survey will end November 25th. Read the full update.

Nov 01, 2019

Campaign is Live!

The Lime AC Case campaign is now live! Lime AC (Active Cooling) Cases are designed for LimeSDR users who want to better manage heat generated by their devices. The cases also make LimeSDRs more portable - protecting the PCB from damage - while they provide RF shielding for enhanced performance. Read the full update.

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Product Choices


Lime AC Mini Case

An aluminum case for LimeSDR Mini, including one fan.


LimeSDR Mini

From the LimeSDR Mini project.

The LimeSDR Mini is the perfect way to start experimenting with and building your own wireless networks, protocols, and testers.


Lime AC Tetra Case

An aluminum case for LimeSDR USB Type-A, with one fan and 12 U.FL-to-SMA cables. This case allows for all on-board RF and CLK lines to be externally available.


LimeSDR USB Type-A

From the LimeSDR project.

The LimeSDR is based on Lime Microsystem’s latest generation of field programmable RF transceiver technology, combined with FPGA and microcontroller chipsets. These connect to a computer via USB 3 with a Type-A connector. LimeSDR then delivers the wireless data and the CPU provides the computing power required to process the incoming signals, and to generate the data to be transmitted by the LimeSDR to all other devices.



HackerGadgets is an open electronic hardware design team based in Guangzhou, China. We focus on open source hardware, including consulting on embedded systems design and hardware manufacturing. HackerGadgets is passionate and actively committed to Open Source projects and electronics education.

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