A software-enabled network-in-a-box based on LimeSDR

Mar 08, 2022

Announcing LimeSDR Mini 2.0

LimeSDR Mini, the smaller, two-channel sibling of LimeSDR, is being retired due to ongoing supply chain shortages. In its place, we will soon launch LimeSDR Mini 2.0. As for the LimeNET line of products, they are based exclusively on LimeSDR, not LimeSDR Mini, so are unaffected by this change. Read the full update.

Nov 12, 2021

Supply Chain Crunch & New RF Filter Bank Demo

The global supply chain crunch has severely disrupted production of Lime products. We're still committed to bringing all Lime products back into regular availability. We're plotting a course of action and we have updated delivery estimates accordingly. In the meantime, we're excited to share a video demo of a new software-controlled frontend filter bank (a.k.a. preselector). Read the full update.

Apr 24, 2019

Field Report Contest

Did you do something cool with your Lime technology? Let the world know, by submitting a Field Report to us. You’ll enjoy fame and maybe even a little bit of fortune. Check out all the details in this update. Read the full update.

Mar 08, 2019

Mimik edgeSDK Demo

The mimik edgeSDK turns any device into an edge cloud server and when combined with a LimeNET base station, this provides a decentralised platform upon which applications can be built that are not tethered to a cloud service provider. Read the full update.

Oct 17, 2018

Announcing LimeNET Micro

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. Learn more on the campaign page: Read the full update.

Mar 19, 2018

First Steps Towards a RISC-V powered LimeNET Base Station

We’re excited to share details of something we’ve been working on in partnership with SiFive. Read the full update.

Jan 09, 2018

Quortus Pocket EPC Available via the App Store

Quortus and Lime Microsystems have announced the availability of PocketEPC – a complete cellular core network realized as an App – via the LimeNET Ubuntu App Store. By combining the LimeNET hardware platform with PocketEPC, the two companies allow any developer to rapidly and cost-effectively create complete 4G (or 5G / IoT) networks. Read the full update.

Dec 18, 2017

Competition to Find 10 Best Radio Access Demos

BT and Lime Microsystems invite all backers of the LimeSDR, LimeNET and LimeSDR Mini campaigns to enter a competition to find the best 10 radio access demos. Read the full update.

Dec 15, 2017

Platform Vision and App Store

In this latest video, Ebrahim outlines the vision for the LimeSDR platform and its role in democratising wireless innovation. Read the full update.

Nov 03, 2017

Shipping Begins

We've finished production and will be shipping out packages to backers soon. If you have moved or would like to change your shipping address for any reason, you can update it online through your account on Crowd Supply. If your account needs updating, please do so within 48 hours. Read the full update.

Aug 17, 2017

Taken Delivery of Motherboards

We have received the motherboards for both the LimeNET Mini and LimeNET Enterprise units. Read the full update.

Jul 14, 2017

Thank You!

Our campaign has officially ended. We just wanted to say a big thank you to our backers and all who have supported us throughout. In our view, wireless innovation has been limited by access to affordable, easy-to-use, maintainable and upgradeable hardware. Read the full update.

Jul 12, 2017


Welcome to the latest addition to the LimeNET family, LimeSIM, which is to be used in conjunction with LimeNET Gateway. The LimeNET Gateway, like all LimeNET systems is multi standard and provides connectivity to the nearest macro base station via 2G through to 4G air interface. Read the full update.

Jul 12, 2017

Vodafone Backs LimeNET Software-defined 5G/IoT Radio Platforms

Vodafone, a key global operator, is backing LimeNET and supporting us to take our software defined radio technology mainstream with operator deployments. Read the full update.

Jul 11, 2017

Wireless Convergence Platform Vision

Here's an overview of Lime's vision of what is possible using the LimeNET wireless platform. Read the full update.

Jul 10, 2017

OpenAirInterface Presentation and Demo

In this update, we share some videos introducing OpenAirInterface and demonstrating its use with LimeSDR hardware to run and monitor an LTE stack streaming YouTube HD video content. Read the full update.

Jul 05, 2017

Osmocom Presentation

We were very fortunate to have a presentation at the BT / EE & Lime Micro hackathon on the Open Source Mobile Communications (Osmocom)project. Check out the video! Read the full update.

Jul 03, 2017

Backhaul Connectivity with LimeNET Gateway

We have been hard at work to come up with the LimeNET Gateway so that our backers can have backhaul cellular connectivity. LimeNET Gateway box offers Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity backed up by a connection to any 2G, 3G, or 4G macrocell. Read the full update.

Jun 30, 2017

Quortus LTE EPC Presentation and Demo

The BT / EE and Lime Micro Mini Hackathon hosted in London last week featured a series of excellent talks from partners, including one from Quortus head of product management, Paul Trubridge. This provided an introduction to their LTE EPC technology. Check out these video demos. Read the full update.

Jun 27, 2017

Open Source LTE Physical Layer Routines

We are open sourcing our LTE (4G) physical layer routines. Check out this video demo of how this code can be used. Read the full update.

Jun 24, 2017

Video Update of WAN LTE Installation

We have been hard at work since the start of the campaign in building numerous prototypes of our network-in-a-box solutions. Our most challenging platform, in terms of both the required performance and testing, is the wide-area network solution where we turn a high-end PC into a cellular network supporting many users over a large coverage area. Read the full update.

Jun 16, 2017

Lime Adaptive Digital Predistortion (LimeADPD)

We’re excited to announce that Lime Micro have open sourced their implementation of adaptive digital predistortion (ADPD) for PA linearisation. This can be used with the LimeNET Base Station and other platforms based around the 4x4 MIMO LimeSDR-QPCIe board, to help meet wireless regulatory specifications, while also improving power efficiency and reducing running costs. Read the full update.

Jun 15, 2017

Osmocom GSM Network Demo

In this video you can see a quick demo of a LimeNET Mini being used together with the Osmocom GSM stack to create a self-contained GSM network. Read the full update.

Jun 07, 2017

Show and Tell

This introductory video shows off the LimeNET hardware and adds a bit of context to what we hope to achieve. Read the full update.

May 26, 2017

Hacking the Wireless Future

British Telecom (BT) and EE are sponsoring a summer hackathon competition in partnership with Lime Micro. Let's see what you can do with LimeNET and LimeSDR! Read the full update.

Apr 26, 2017

New Launch Date: May 18th

We're currently in Taiwan with one of our manufacturing partners finalizing the details of the LimeNET product line. In parallel, we're in discussion with some key strategic partners about how they can contribute to LimeNET and make it even better for everyone. Read the full update.

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