LimeSDR

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates Jun 17, 2016

Fantastic Progress and a Look to the Future!

It’s the Friday before the final few days of the campaign, we hit 80% funding and $400,000 earlier today, and we’re still some way to go but it certainly feels like we can make it. As such, now seems like a great time to look back at achievements so far, with a look also towards the future.

So if we start by revisiting the uses for LimeSDR that we’ve shared during the campaign:

Not a bad start and even better when you consider that work on many of these — including the Pothos LoRa examples — didn’t even start until part way through the campaign. Of course, there are many more existing applications out there that should also be compatible with minimal changes.

The current LimeSDR hardware is by no means where the story ends and one board that we are able to share details of just now is an future add-on, that when used together with one of the current LimeSDR boards (USB 3.0 or PCIe) will extended coverage all the way up to 12GHz. Based on the LMS8001 up/down converter, the design files (KiCAD) can be found on GitHub, testing will commence later this year and we’re aiming for availability by the end of March 2017.

In a recently published video Ebrahim also provides an insight into the LimeSDR roadmap, showing amongst other things, a dual-LMS7002 PCIe board that provides 4x4 MIMO.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the campaign so far, put together great demos and helped to spread the word. It really does feel like we can make the target with your continued support and, if we do, this will only be the start of the journey!

Andrew and the LimeSDR Team


$1,745,577 raised

of $500,000 goal

349% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$315

LimeSDR USB micro Type-B

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 micro Type-B 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.


$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.


$85

Hacker Case

This custom acrylic case accommodates both a LimeSDR, a GPIO Board or LMS8001 Companion, together with SMA connectors for all RF ports and clock I/O. A 40 mm cooling fan is included. LimeSDR, GPIO Board/LMS8001 Companion, and SMA connectors are 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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