LimeSDR Mini

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates 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 via solutions all the way from the highly cost-optimised LimeSDR Mini, right up to the LimeSDR QPCIe designed for wide area coverage.

App store integration has always been a core part of the LimeSDR vision and this is something that we have continued to work on in the background, together with partners such as Quortus, who have packaged their Pocket EPC for LTE network development. As Ebrahim notes in the video, we are now pleased to announce that an agreement has been put in place with Canonical which means that it will be full speed ahead in developing the app store and bringing further partners onboard.

More than simply developing a hardware platform, a comprehensive approach is being taken to enabling the development of tomorrow’s wireless networks. Achieving this through, for example:

  • A resolute commitment to reusable, open source hardware designs that support up to 10 GHz
  • Developing cutting edge open source technology such as adaptive digital pre-distortion
  • The integration of pre-certified LimeNET hardware to expedite system development
  • Partnering with Canonical to bring a secure, scalable app store model to wireless networks
  • Partnering with network operators such as BT and Vodafone to accelerate innovation
  • Providing early access to hardware for key open source community developers
  • Engaging the expert services of companies such as sysmocom to ensure that LimeSDR is well supported by important ecosystem software such as Osmocom
  • Sponsoring vital conferences such as the annual GNU Radio Conference
  • Running hands-on hackathons with expert and novice participants alike
  • Developing software such as ScratchRadio to inspire the next generation of engineers

We’ve come a long way in the past 18 months and we’ve got an even more exciting year ahead of us.

Andrew and the LimeSDR Team

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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.


Lime Microsystems

Working toward the democratization of wireless communication through an open source ideology.

Ebrahim Bushehri

Jessica Gillingham

Andrew Back

Zack Tamosevicius

Richard Jonaitis

Josh Blum

Lexi Hatziharalambous

Karolis Kiela

Andy Chang

Ignas Skudrickas

Chris Holgate

Seeed Studio

Grove Starter Kit Partner

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