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About three months ago, we announced LimeSDR Mini had transitioned to end-of-life status. At the time, we were hopeful that LimeSDR could remain in production because it uses a different, more readily available FPGA. Unfortunately, availability has remained a problem, with no end in sight, so we’ve made the difficult decision to also mark LimeSDR as end-of-life. Your action is required if you have an open order for LimeSDR.
The details of how and why LimeSDR is being retired are essentially the same as for the LimeSDR Mini, so we won’t rehash them here - please see the original LimeSDR Mini announcement. The only real difference is that we had reasons to hope the situation for LimeSDR would change. Unfortunately, that didn’t pan out as hoped.
If you have an open order for LimeSDR, LimeSDR with Aluminum Kit, or Ultimate LimeSDR With PCIe Interface, you may need to contact Crowd Supply. All open orders containing any of those products will be canceled and refunded. Orders placed within the last 180 days will be refunded within a week (by June 7). Orders placed more than 180 days ago will be refunded next week (by June 10). If the credit card account you used to place your order has been closed, you must contact Crowd Supply this week to arrange an alternative method of refunding your order. If the credit card used to place the order is expired, but your credit card account is still active (e.g., you received a new card), then your refund will go through as expected and there is no need to contact Crowd Supply. It may take up to ten days from the date the refund is issued to appear on your credit card statement. You can check the status of your order by logging into your Crowd Supply account.
As announced a few months ago, LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is a drop-in replacement for the original LimeSDR Mini. We’re happy to announce that the campaign is now live and taking orders. Delivery of the first batch of 1,000 units is on an expedited 14-week lead time. Further batches have a 32-week lead time, so reserve yours now.
Though not a drop-in replacement for LimeSDR, LimeSDR Mini 2.0 actually has a more capable FPGA, so many applications originally run on LimeSDR may actually perform better on LimeSDR Mini 2.0.
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