LimeNET Network-in-a-Box

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates 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. For those not in the know, this is an umbrella for a family of open source projects that implement support for GSM, GPRS, and 3G cellular systems, along with TETRA, GMR, and others. The project’s roots can be traced back to around 2008 and with many collaborators serves as a model for open source development.

Osmocom 2G and 2.5G technology has been deployed as part of marine cellular solutions and used to provide community-operated networks in rural Mexico and Africa, amongst many other uses. It is at the heart of the OpenCellular project, which is run as part of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) led by Facebook. Full support for LimeSDR and LimeNET hardware is in the pipeline.

Founders of the Osmocom project went on to establish sysmocom, a company that since 2011 has been providing products and consultancy services based around the technology stack. In the presentation, sysmocom’s Daniel Willmann takes us through the history of the project, software architecture, hardware support, and just a few of the possible use cases.

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Product Choices


LimeNET Mini

A high-performance mini PC with an integrated and shielded internal LimeSDR USB micro Type-B, U.FL cables, and antennas. This hardware is fully qualified for compatibility with the LimeNET Ubuntu app store.


LimeNET Gateway

A complete, certified, high-bandwidth cellular gateway that provides Wi-FI and Ethernet Internet connectivity backed by a connection to a 2G, 3G, or 4G macrocell. It provides users with downlink and uplink throughput of 150 and 50 Mbps, respectively, and can connect to any operator network with a SIM card (not included).


LimeNET Base Station

This is a steeply discounted combination of the LimeNET Core + LimeNET Amplifier Chassis. This is all you need to set up your own cellular network! These are made to order and fulfillment timelines vary.


LimeNET Core

A top-of-the-line gaming PC with an integrated LimeSDR QPCIe board. As the name suggests, it is the core of the LimeNET Base Station, but you can also get it separately for desktop development or integration into your own system. These are made to order and fulfillment timelines vary.


LimeNET Amplifier Chassis

Amplifier Module for long range connectivity features: Set of two (MIMO): 10 W RF Output Power Amplifier + Duplexer + Antenna Your choice of frequency band (700 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz) Thick monolithic aluminum body These are made to order and fulfillment timelines vary.


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