LimeNET Micro

by Lime Microsystems

A software-defined radio platform with integrated processor for creating self-contained wireless networks

Dec 05, 2018

Board Design Files Published

The Altium database, plus manufacturing files and schematics for the LimeNET Micro v2.0 design have now been published to the Myriad-RF GitHub. And with the campaign about to draw to a close, now is the time to pledge if you would like to take advantage of campaign pricing, which offers a $30 saving on the price of the board, along with pledge levels which include this as part of the Acrylic and Aluminium Kits. Read the full update.


Nov 25, 2018

Proud to be Powered by Raspberry Pi

The combination of the LMS7002M transceiver and Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 have enabled us to create a feature packed, fully integrated SDR platform at an incredibly low cost. We’re huge fans of the Raspberry Pi platform and we are delighted to have just received approval to use the Powered by Raspberry Pi logo on the LimeNET Micro aluminium case. Read the full update.


Nov 21, 2018

New Bandwidth Figures

When we announced the design update which enables using USB for the host ↔ SDR interface, we changed the comparison table RF Bandwidth and Sample Rate figures to TBC, since the interface would no longer be the limiting factor and it would come down to the Raspberry Pi host. Read the full update.


Nov 16, 2018

More Features Added and Updated Board Renders!

The LimeNET Micro v2.0 design update has been completed and this not only includes active Power-over-Ethernet, together with Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Display and Camera connectors, but also an HDMI connector, audio out, and two USB ports instead of one. Meaning that it’s now possible to attach a full size keyboard, monitor and mouse for a full desktop configuration, in addition to being able to use LimeNET Micro to create highly compact touch screen-driven SDR appliances. Read the full update.


Nov 13, 2018

GSM Demo with EMF Camp Network Core

Back in August, Lime provided 16x base stations for use in creating a GSM network at the bi-annual festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things, EMF Camp. In this video, EMF Camp’s Sam Machin gives a quick demo of a LimeNET Micro connected to the same GSM network core that was used for the event, showing a call set up between two handsets. Read the full update.


Nov 08, 2018

A Look at Some of The Key Features

In this short video we take a look at some of the key features of the LimeNET Micro, noting also numerous improvements that we have made to the design based on feedback since the campaign launched, which all production boards will benefit from. Read the full update.


Oct 26, 2018

Increased Bandwidth, Plus Camera and Display Connectors

LimeNET Micro was originally designed with narrowband applications in mind, such as GSM and various IoT air interfaces. For this reason and so as to also keep the Raspberry Pi Compute Module USB entirely free for other uses, the decision was made to use SPI bus for SDR interfacing. However, since launching the campaign we’ve received quite a few requests from users who would benefit from being able to use higher sample rates and bandwidths. Read the full update.


Oct 22, 2018

Thanks, OCXO, and Active PoE

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has backed the campaign so far — with your support we reached the crowdfunding target in less than 12 hours, more than doubling it in under 24! Read the full update.


Oct 16, 2018

Campaign is Live

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the campaign for the latest addition to the integrated universal wireless family, the LimeNET Micro. LimeNET Micro provides fully standalone SDR at an unprecedented price point and, thanks to the combination of Lime's FPRF and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, in an eminently compact form factor, with high frequency stability and accuracy, courtesy of integrated GPS and OCXO. There is a limited number of early bird (discounted) units available, so be sure to get yours right away! Read the full update.


$27,998 raised

of $5,000 goal

559% Funded! Order Below

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$299

LimeNET Micro

LimeNET Micro - the perfect way to start experimenting with and building your own wireless networks, protocols, and testers. Complete with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. This is at least a $30 savings over the post-campaign price.


$429

LimeNET Micro with Acrylic Kit

This kit comes with a custom-made acrylic case kit which includes a fan plus heatsink for the Compute Module, a LimeNET Micro, a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, and two antennas. This is at least a $30 savings over the post-campaign price.


$289

LimeNET Micro with Aluminum Kit

This kit comes with a custom-made aluminum case, a LimeNET Micro, a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (pre-loaded), and two antennas. The case not only keeps your LimeNET Micro safe, but it also helps reduce noise interference. Perfect to slip into your bag for all your on-the-go wireless adventures. This is at least a $30 savings over the post-campaign price.


$99

Acrylic Case

Keep your LimeNET Micro safe in this custom acrylic case which features a fan and heatsink for the Compute Module. This pledge level is for the case kit only. LimeNET Micro and antennas not included.


$45

Two Antennas

A pair of omni-directional antennas with SMA connectors, optimized for frequency ranges of 800-960 MHz, 1710-2170 MHz, and 2400-2700 MHz.


$49

GPS Antenna


$30

Adapter for Classic Raspberry Pi

A small SO-DIMM form factor board plus ribbon cable to enable use of a classic/consumer Raspberry Pi with the LimeNET Micro.

Credits

Lime Microsystems

Working toward the democratization of wireless communication through an open source ideology.


Ebrahim Bushehri

Andrew Back

Zack Tamosevicius

Karolis Kiela

Andy Chang

Ernie Shih

Ignas Skudrickas

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