LimeSDR

by Lime Microsystems

Flexible, next-generation, open source software-defined radio

View all updates Apr 05, 2017

$1 Million and 1,000 More LimeSDRs

We’d like to thank everyone for the support they’ve given us in becoming Crowd Supply’s most successful project. Breaking the $1 million dollar mark is a nice reminder of how far the LimeSDR community has come.

Next Batch of 1,000 LimeSDRs

While there are already thousands of our early backers now developing with LimeSDR, our focus is squarely on filling the remaining orders. The next 1,000 LimeSDR boards, which should cover nearly everyone who has already placed an order, will be arriving at the Crowd Supply warehouse in mid-May and will be shipping to backers the second half of May. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number when your order ships. If you have more questions about shipping, please consult The Crowd Supply Guide and your Crowd Supply account.

This batch of 1,000 was supposed to ship a full month earlier, but a single, critical part shortage held up production. Even so, we’re currently pursuing ways to get that one part on an expedited timeline from the manufacturer. We’ll let everyone know if/when we succeed in accelerating the delivery schedule, but for now the May dates are what we have. In the meantime, we’re working with our parts suppliers to get a steadier flow of parts so reliable production can ramp up.

HF Modified Boards

Those of you who opted to receive LimeSDR boards modified for HF use will be receiving your boards as part of the coming batch of 1,000 boards mentioned above.

LimeNET Coming Soon

Once production of the next batch of 1,000 is underway, we will be launching the next evolution of the LimeSDR with the LimeNET campaign set to launch at the end of April. This will include both a residential-scale, SDR-enabled network-in-a-box and a high-power, carrier-class equivalent for wide area coverage. Please register your interest to receive updates on this new project.


$3,459,288 raised

of $500,000 goal

691% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$315

LimeSDR USB Type-A

The LimeSDR is based on Lime Microsystem’s latest generation of field programmable RF transceiver technology, combined with FPGA and microcontroller chipsets. These connect to a computer via USB 3 with a Type-A connector. LimeSDR then delivers the wireless data and the CPU provides the computing power required to process the incoming signals, and to generate the data to be transmitted by the LimeSDR to all other devices.


$99

Acrylic Case

A layered acrylic case to protect your LimeSDR. Antenna not included - separate purchase available.


$129

Lime AC Tetra Case

From the Lime AC Case project.

An aluminum case for LimeSDR USB Type-A, with one fan and 12 U.FL-to-SMA cables. This case allows for all on-board RF and CLK lines to be externally available.


$599

LimeSDR with Aluminum Kit

Start developing apps based on Lime Microsystem’s latest generation of field programmable RF transceiver technology. This board comes with fancy aluminum casing. The board will be delivered with turnkey support for a diverse range of SDR ecosystem software, a powerful API and rapid prototyping environment. All the boards in this category will come with a fancy Aluminum casing coated with high quality material, cables, and antennas for a quick set up.


$799

Ultimate LimeSDR With PCIe Interface

Start developing apps based on Lime Microsystem’s latest generation of field programmable RF transceiver technology. The board will be delivered with turnkey support for a diverse range of SDR ecosystem software, a powerful API and rapid prototyping environment. All the boards in this category will come with a PCIe interface, cables and Antennas for a quick set up.


$13

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

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Use one antenna for each of LimeSDR's four channels. Connect each antenna to the LimeSDR using a U.FL-to-SMA cable.

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


$8

U.FL-to-SMA Cable

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Use one cable for each of LimeSDR's four channels. The 100 mm version works well with the Acrylic Case.

A Hirose U.FL to SMA (jack) bulkhead straight connector with a 1.32 mm diameter cable. Less than -2 dB cable insertion loss up to 6 GHz. Both connectors are gold-plated brass and the cable conductor is silver-coated copper.


$169

GPIO Board

This stackable expansion board for the LimeSDR provides individually settable, bi-directional level-shifted I/O for FPGA GPIO 0-7. Each I/O has a high-voltage and power Darlington drive stage suitable for inductive loads, such as coaxial relays. LimeSDR not included.

Credits

Lime Microsystems

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


Jessica Gillingham

Christy Chuang

Ebrahim Bushehri

Andrew Back

Zack Tamosevicius

Richard Jonaitis

Josh Blum

Lexi Hatziharalambous

Karolis Kiela

Andy Chang


ASE Group

IC manufacturer

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