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Oct 27, 2017

LMS8001 Companion and LimeSDR Mini

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who has backed the various LimeSDR campaigns, be it for the original LimeSDR, LimeNET, or the LimeSDR Mini, which goes into production next week. Your support has been fantastic and we have been continually overwhelmed.

You are almost certainly aware of the LimeSDR Mini, the sibling board to the LimeSDR, but if you’re not, it is our smaller, less expensive board that has been running on Crowd Supply throughout the last six weeks.

The LimeSDR Mini is not a replacement for the LimeSDR, or a second-generation system, but rather a sibling board designed to bring down the cost of truly flexible SDR. It uses the same LMS7002M chip to deliver a range of 10 MHz to 3.5 GHz. To shrink it and reduce the cost to the campaign price of $139 ($159 retail), we’ve focused on reducing the component count and cost by offering SISO functionality and using a smaller FPGA. In fact, reducing the cost of SDR prototyping equipment has been so important to us, that we managed to get it running even with a Raspberry Pi.

LimeSDR Mini (Top and Bottom Renders)

We also introduced the LMS8001 Companion board, which extends the range of any LimeSDR (original, Mini, PCIe, and QPCIe) to 10 GHz. The Companion board is available for purchase directly from the LimeSDR Mini campaign page. If you want to develop higher-frequency applications (e.g., a 5.5 GHz LTE repeater), this is an ideal companion and costs $299. Over 50 of the very limited manufacturing run have already been sold, so it’s worth checking out soon.

LMS8001 Companion (Top)

Last but not least, our partnership with Crowd Supply is all about democratising wireless innovation by offering Software Defined Radio at a price that is affordable by many. Thank you for taking part making this a reality!

Cheers,
Ebrahim and the Lime Microsystems Team

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Product Choices

$299

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 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.


$85

Four Antenna + Cable Pairs

Omni-directional antenna set, covering frequency ranges 800-960 MHz, 1710-2170 MHz, and 2400-2700 MHz. Includes U.FL to SMA cables.


$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.


$79

Hacker Case

This custom acrylic case accommodates both a LimeSDR and a GPIO Board, and includes SMA connectors for all RF ports, two SMA connectors for clock I/O, and a 40 mm cooling fan. LimeSDR and GPIO Board not included.

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Credits

Lime Microsystems

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


Jessica Gillingham

Ebrahim Bushehri

Andrew Back

Zack Tamosevicius

Richard Jonaitis

Josh Blum

Lexi Hatziharalambous

Karolis Kiela

Andy Chang

Ernie Shih


ASE Group

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