The wait is over! We're excited to announce that the LimeSDR Mini 2.0 campaign is now live. Here are a few important details. Read the full update.
In response to the global electronics and chip shortage, we are marking LimeSDR Mini as end-of-life (EOL) and preparing to launch its replacement, LimeSDR Mini 2.0. Your action is required if you have an open order for LimeSDR Mini. Read the full update.
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.
We unfortunately experienced further manufacturing delays, due to supply chain issues regarding component allocation and the current industry-wide silicon shortages. However, we are now pleased to report that the next batch of 1,200 LimeSDR Mini boards is coming off the production line and will be shipped to Crowd Supply next Tuesday, 25th May. Read the full update.
We now have all the components for the next LimeSDR Mini manufacturing run, and we expect to start shipping the first outstanding orders by 19th March, with the remainder being sent out in late April. Any orders placed between now and end March should ship early May at the latest. However, for any volume orders, please contact Crowd Supply as usual to confirm the date. Read the full update.
The new release of Lime Suite includes numerous improvements, along with support for the LimeRFE RF front-end and packaging for Ubuntu 20.04. Read the full update.
Read the full update to find out how you can make low budget, fully functional digital TV broadcasts with a LimeSDR Mini and common hardware. Read the full update.
All of the entries are in from the Lime Field Report contest and we're ready to pick a winner to receive a LimeSDR Mini! Join Crowd Supply live on YouTube as Josh Lifton picks at random. The livestream starts today (8/21) at 4:30 pm PST. Read the full update.
In the first of our "Field Reports" from our users, find out how Daniel Estévez used a LimeSDR Mini to build a functioning satellite ground station. Read the full update.
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.
The PiTop is a rather cool modular laptop that you build yourself and which is based around the Raspberry Pi platform. Eminently hackable, we thought it would be fun to see if we could integrate a LimeSDR Mini for software-defined radio development on the move. Read the full update.
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: https://www.crowdsupply.com/lime-micro/limenet-micro Read the full update.
All outstanding orders for LimeSDR Mini with Aluminum Case are on their way to Crowd Supply's warehouse and should ship by the end of the month as anticipated. As a special thank you for your patience support, this batch of 200 aluminum cases is a limited edition with an elegant European Space Agency (ESA) logo. Read the full update.
Crowd Supply just received over 1,000 LimeSDR Minis, plus the Grove Starter kits, both of which will start shipping this week. Read the full update.
Thank you for your patience while we continue to manufacture and ship LimeSDR, LimeSDR Mini, and related products. We are experiencing a modest delay in fulfilling all outstanding orders while we ramp up higher-volume manufacturing and transfer inventory management fully over to Crowd Supply. Read the full update.
We’re pleased to report that we have taken delivery of the LimeSDR Mini aluminium cases and we hope you will agree, that they do look fantastic! In case you were wondering, it will also be possible to get access to the reference clock I/O connectors, thanks to an access port in the underside. All that remains now is for the assembled kits to be put through final testing before they are sent on to Crowd Supply next week, following which they will ship out to backers. Read the full update.
We’re pleased to announce that support is now available for using LimeSDR hardware with the popular Windows application, HDSDR (High Definition Software Defined Radio). Read the full update.
We just wanted to provide a quick update on the shipping dates for outstanding items. Read the full update.
LimeSDR Mini production is proceeding apace. We've shipped over 300 boards so far and we're happy to report another 900 or so boards will arrive at Crowd Supply's warehouse this week. Read the full update.
We are thrilled to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) have become an official backer of the LimeSDR Mini campaign, in support of developing innovative satellite telecommunications solutions based on Software Defined Radio (SDR), both on ground and in space. Read the full update.
We are pleased to report that we have taken delivery of the first batch of LimeSDR Mini boards back from assembly and comprehensive testing. Read the full update.
We are pleased to report that the first production batch of LimeSDR Mini boards have now gone into assembly and we should have these back later this week. Read the full update.
We are delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Seeed Studio to develop a new low-cost kit based around the LimeSDR Mini, Grove platform, and Raspberry Pi. Read the full update.
In this demo an LMS8001 Companion is paired with a LimeSDR Mini to create a sub-$500 SDR platform with continuous coverage from 10 MHz through to 10 GHz. Read the full update.
We have two new demos to share featuring the LimeSDR Mini being used with SDRangel, both courtesy of Marty Wittrock, a veteran user of the larger 2x2 MIMO LimeSDR board and a keen advocate for amateur radio use. Read the full update.
In this latest demo, Evariste Okcestbon has paired a LimeSDR Mini with a Raspberry Pi Zero plus Raspberry Pi Camera, to create what may well be the smallest DVB transmitter ever made. Read the full update.
We are pleased to report we are now in receipt of all the Altera MAX10 FPGA parts and the first 600 of the Rakon TCXOs, meaning that we will soon be able to commence with production of the initial batch of LimeSDR Mini boards. Read the full update.
This latest demo comes courtesy of Adrian Musceac, community member and developer of the rather cool QRadioLink software. Read the full update.
Check out this demo combining a LimeSDR Mini with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B using ScratchRadio. Read the full update.
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.
In this latest video, Ebrahim outlines the vision for the LimeSDR platform and its role in democratising wireless innovation. Read the full update.
A question that we are often asked is, “Does the LimeSDR (Mini) support Windows?”. The answer to which is, yes! Check out this video demo. Read the full update.
Over the last few weeks, we sent a number of pre-production LimeSDR Mini boards out to key developers and members of the community. Read the full update.
A quick demo of SDRangel being used with a pre-production LimeSDR-Mini v1.0 board and a small antenna that came with a DVB tuner dongle, using these to receive broadcast FM radio stations. Read the full update.
We recently took delivery of the final batch of pre-production LimeSDR Mini boards, which are the v1.0 design complete with rounded PCB corners and SMA connectors for Tx and Rx. Read the full update.
This video demonstrates the osmocom_fft application in fosphor mode being run on an UDOO x86 in conjunction with a LimeSDR Mini. Read the full update.
In this latest demo, I show a LimeSDR Mini being used once again with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, but this time to create a self-contained GSM network via the Osmocom cellular software stack. Read the full update.
Firstly, we just wanted to say a huge thank you from all the team to everyone who has backed the campaign. It goes without saying that only with your support can we continue to make cutting edge, wideband, and full duplex SDR platforms ever more accessible. Read the full update.
The Rakon oscillator — along with the Lime LMS7002 and Altera FPGAs — is one of the three key components in the LimeSDR platform. Having backing from Rakon enables the LimeSDR Mini to deliver its leading performance at a price point that makes SDR accessible. Read the full update.
We’ve published the design for the Vivaldi antenna used in the previous update with the LMS8001 Companion board to shift frequencies up to and down from 10 GHz. Read the full update.
Hot on the heels of the 5.5 GHz LTE repeater example earlier this week, comes two more extremely cool demos from Milan Savić and the engineering team. Read the full update.
We’re now pleased to announce that a pledge level with aluminium case is now available. Read the full update.
In this latest demo we show the LimeSDR Mini being used with the incredibly popular Raspberry Pi 3. While this won’t run an LTE base station, it is perfectly capable of supporting a great many narrowband applications. Read the full update.
In this new video showing just one of the many possible applications for the LMS8001 Companion, two boards are being used as a 5.5 GHz repeater for LTE signals. Read the full update.
Check out this video demonstrating how Lua can be used to script SDR applications on the LimeSDR Mini with LuaRadio. Read the full update.
We are thrilled to announce the LMS8001 Companion board has been added to the campaign, with shipping scheduled for January 2018. Read the full update.
Universal Radio Hacker (URH) is an incredibly handy tool designed for investigating unknown wireless protocols of a typically simple nature, such as those used by wireless thermostats, weather stations, and garage door openers, to name but a few common applications. Read the full update.
In this latest demo, Karl shows how gr-802-11 — a GNU Radio based OFDM transceiver for IEEE 802.11a/g/p networks — can be used with the LimeSDR Mini to observe and record Wi-Fi signals. Read the full update.
In this video, Karl demonstrates the LimeSDR Mini being used together with a LattePanda - the tiny Windows 10 computer that features an Intel quad-core, 1.8 GHz processor - and the CubicSDR application. Read the full update.
In this new video Karl demonstrates another application with the LimeSDR Mini, but this time instead of being put together using GNU Radio Companion, the Pothos data-flow framework was used. Read the full update.
Here's a video demonstrating the use of LimeSDR Mini with GNU Radio. Read the full update.
We have published the LimeSDR Mini PCB design database and FPGA gateware RTL sources. Read the full update.
Thanks for all your support! In this update, we address some common questions and are pleased to announce that we've just added a much requested feature: external clock synchronisation. Read the full update.