LimeSDR: Flexible, Next-generation, Open Source Software Defined Radio

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Jun

17

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

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$10

Support Us

Support the campaign and get app development news first! We will add you to a list to be the first to find out what the LimeSDR community is doing, and what's being developed.


$289

LimeSDR

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 USB3. 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. Can be used with either USB Type A or micro USB Type B. Antenna not included - separate purchase 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 PCle 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. Stretch goal: if 30 units are sold, all pledges for this level will include dual-channel PA and LNA modules, together with a set of eight SAW filters covering TX and RX on bands I, II, V and VII. See updates for more details.


$85

Four Antenna + Cable Pairs

Omni-directional antenna set, covering frequency range from 800-960 / 1710-2170/ 2400-2700MHz.


$15,000

Enterprise 10 Pack - LimeSDR + Aluminum + Accessories

This package comes with 10 customized high quality enclosures with logo of the sponsor enterprise. The bundle comes with a complete suite of software and set of accessories for an out of the box experience. The package includes a one day training course at the headquarters of Lime Micro in Guildford, England or other designated locations for an extra fee to be agreed with the sponsor organization (not including airfare). On completion of the course, the participants are presented with a certificate following a practical exam in setting up the LimeSDR for one of the use cases presented in the updates during the campaign. The maximum number of attendees will be 10.


$99,000

100 Pack - LimeSDR + Aluminum + Accessories

This package comes with 100 customized high quality enclosures with logo of the sponsor organization. The bundle comes with a complete suite of software and set of accessories for an out of the box experience. The offering will include a support package provided directly from Lime Micro.

Credits

Lime Microsystems

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


Jessica Gillingham

Ebrahim Bushehri

Andrew Back

Richard Vadoklis

Zack Tamosevicius

Richard Jonaitis

Josh Blum

Lexi Hatziharalambous

Karolis Kiela

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