LimeSDR Mini

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates Aug 03, 2020

Lime Suite 20.07.1 Released

by Andrew Back

We have released a new version of the Lime Suite software, which provides drivers, utilities, and APIs for the LimeSDR family of boards. The v20.07.1 release includes a number of improvements to the Lime Suite library, with perhaps the most notable being a configuration change for LimeSDR Mini boards that addresses issues including intermittent failures when running LimeQuickTest. As such, all LimeSDR Mini owners are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Other improvements include various fixes to the LimeSuiteGUI utility and the ability for applications that use SoapySDR to get actual supported sample rates instead of static limits. The update also includes a fix for GNU Octave support that relates to warnings when loading the Lime Suite library.

This release is also the first to include support for the LimeRFE RF front-end.

Now that Ubuntu 20.04 has been out for a little while, we have started packaging builds for it and stopped packaging for 16.04. Hence Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 users can now get the latest Lime Suite packages via the SDR Drivers PPA. Binary builds of the Lime Suite DLL, together with LimeQuickTest and LimeSuiteGUI, are available via GitHub.

At the time of writing, however, please note that the Pothosware Windows installer has not been updated, and other Windows applications will similarly need to be updated. Likewise, it may take a little while before packages are updated in other Linux distributions.

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Product Choices


LimeSDR Mini

The LimeSDR Mini is the perfect way to start experimenting with and building your own wireless networks, protocols, and testers.


LimeSDR Mini with Aluminum Case

This custom-made aluminum case comes with a LimeSDR Mini and two antennas. The case not only keeps your LimeSDR Mini safe, but it also helps reduce noise interference. Perfect to slip into your pocket for all your on-the-go wireless adventures.


Acrylic Case

Keep your LimeSDR Mini safe in this custom acrylic case.


Lime AC Mini Case

From the Lime AC Case project.

An aluminum case for LimeSDR Mini, including one fan.


Multi-band 4G/3G/2G Monopole Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A TG.09 4G/3G/2G cellular hinged SMA(M) mount monopole antenna.


Grove Starter Kit

A collaboration with Seeed Studio, this 21-piece kit comes with a GrovePi+, an acrylic base plate, a USB extension cable, and a wide variety of Grove sensors and actuators: Ultrasonic Ranger, Temp&Humi Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Rotary Angle Sensor, Button, Light Sensor v1.2, 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer (±1.5 g), Relay, Sound Sensor, LCD RGB Backlight, Buzzer, Red LED, LED Bar 2.0, Touch Sensor, and Piezo Vibration Sensor. Compatible with Scratch. NOTE: LimeSDR Mini, Raspberry Pi, power supply, and microSD card are NOT INCLUDED.


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