LimeSDR Mini

An open, full-duplex, USB stick radio for femtocells and more

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Jun 01, 2022

LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is Now Live!

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.

Mar 08, 2022

End of Life Announcement

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.

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.

May 21, 2021

Next Batch Coming off the Production Line

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.

Jan 04, 2021

Current Shipping Times

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.

Aug 03, 2020

Lime Suite 20.07.1 Released

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.

Nov 18, 2019

Field Report: Amateur Digital TV Broadcast with LimeSDR Mini

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.

Aug 21, 2019

Field Report Live Prize Drawing

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.

Jun 12, 2019

Field Report: LimeSDR Mini Satellite Ground Station

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.

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.

Jan 17, 2019

A Laptop with Integrated SDR

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.

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.

Jul 18, 2018

Limited ESA Edition of LimeSDR Mini with Aluminum Case

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.

Jul 11, 2018

Latest batch of LimeSDR Minis are in!

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.

May 23, 2018

Shipping Status, Volume Manufacturing, and Limited Warranty

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.

Apr 20, 2018

100x LimeSDR Aluminium Cases Have Arrived

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.

Apr 19, 2018

HDSDR Support for LimeSDR Hardware

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.

Apr 11, 2018

Shipping Update

We just wanted to provide a quick update on the shipping dates for outstanding items. Read the full update.

Mar 04, 2018

More LimeSDR Minis Shipping This Week and Next

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.

Feb 22, 2018

ESA Backs LimeSDR Mini for Satellite Applications

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.

Feb 01, 2018

First Batches of LimeSDR Mini and LMS8001 Companion Boards Received

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.

Jan 22, 2018

First Batch of Boards Go into Production Assembly

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.

Jan 21, 2018

Announcing the Grove Starter Kit

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.

Jan 14, 2018

Observing 10 GHz Signals with a LimeSDR Mini and LMS8001 Companion

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.

Jan 09, 2018

SDRangel VHF FM Transmit and Android Demos

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.

Jan 05, 2018

A Pocket Digital TV Transmitter with Raspberry Pi Zero and LimeSDR Mini

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.

Dec 28, 2017

Manufacturing Status

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.

Dec 22, 2017

QRadioLink and Smartphone Transmit & Receive Demo

This latest demo comes courtesy of Adrian Musceac, community member and developer of the rather cool QRadioLink software. Read the full update.

Dec 21, 2017

Raspberry Pi ScratchRadio Transmit & Receive

Check out this demo combining a LimeSDR Mini with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B using ScratchRadio. 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.

Dec 14, 2017

Intel NUC, Windows 10, and SDR Console Demo

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.

Dec 12, 2017

Developer Boards and First Production Batch

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.

Dec 05, 2017

SDRangel Demo

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.

Nov 14, 2017

Pre-production v1.0 Boards Arrived

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.

Nov 10, 2017

LimeSDR Mini, UDOO x86, and gr-fosphor Demo

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.

Nov 03, 2017

GSM Base Station Demo

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.

Oct 31, 2017

Thank You, Manufacturing, Demos, and Documentation!

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.

Oct 30, 2017

LimeSDR Mini Gets Backing of Rakon

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.

Oct 29, 2017

Vivaldi Antenna Design Published

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.

Oct 28, 2017

LMS8001 Companion 10 GHz Demos

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.

Oct 26, 2017

Aluminium Case

We’re now pleased to announce that a pledge level with aluminium case is now available. Read the full update.

Oct 25, 2017

Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch Demo

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.

Oct 24, 2017

LMS8001 Companion 5.5 GHz LTE Repeater

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.

Oct 20, 2017

LuaRadio FM Receiver Demo

Check out this video demonstrating how Lua can be used to script SDR applications on the LimeSDR Mini with LuaRadio. Read the full update.

Oct 19, 2017

LMS8001 Companion Extends Coverage to 10 GHz

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.

Oct 16, 2017

Investigating Wireless Protocols with Universal Radio Hacker

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.

Oct 13, 2017

Wi-Fi Analysis with gr-802-11 and Wireshark

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.

Oct 09, 2017

LattePanda and CubicSDR

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.

Oct 06, 2017

Pothos FM Radio

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.

Sep 29, 2017

GNU Radio Demo

Here's a video demonstrating the use of LimeSDR Mini with GNU Radio. Read the full update.

Sep 26, 2017

Board Design and FPGA Gateware Published

We have published the LimeSDR Mini PCB design database and FPGA gateware RTL sources. Read the full update.

Sep 20, 2017

Thanks, Common Questions, and New External Clock Synchronisation

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.

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