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

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Gqrx Receives Amateur Radio and Weather Satellites

In a previous update we introduced the LimeSDR driver architecture and a blog post that Josh Blum had put together on this and its various components, including the APIs that give us plug-and-play compatibility with a vast array of existing SDR ecosystem software.

In a new post up on the Myriad-RF blog, Alexandru Csete takes us through his first experiences with LimeSDR and getting it to work with the popular SDR receiver application, Gqrx. Noting how, thanks to Josh’s work on the driver, this was simply a matter of configuring appropriate sample rate and bandwidth settings.

With this simple configuration out of the way, Alex was quickly able to verify operation by receiving FM radio stations, before then going on to receive signals from an amateur radio satellite some few thousand kilometres away. Following which he succeeded in receiving data from an NOAA weather satellite and extracting near infra-red and thermal infra-red images from this.

We’re sure you will agree, that this is a very cool demo indeed, demonstrating the power of the open source ecosystem and hinting at just some of the great many potential applications for LimeSDR.

Thanks for sharing your initial LimeSDR experiences with us, Alex!

Jessica and the LimeSDR team

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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