LimeSDR

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates Dec 02, 2016

Manufacturing Update #2

We have been busy building the inventory of components and parts for assembly of the LimeSDR boards. As mentioned in our previous manufacturing update, we have been working with our suppliers to expedite the delivery of the long-lead-time components: the FPGA and crucially, the TCXO. The latter parts have been customised for LimeSDR in order to achieve the required performance for the most demanding modulation schemes.

Components in our Taiwan offices

We have now received 500 units of both the Intel/Altera FPGAs and Rakon TCXO parts. The delivery date for the remaining units are unchanged and due on 22nd December. We have taken the step of booking an assembly slot with our ODM in Taiwan for the manufacturing and delivery of the first 500 boards, so that the early backers could get their boards sooner, albeit a month later than the original timetable of the end of November. The remaining boards we expect to deliver by the end of January. As always, you will know your order has shipped when you receive a shipping confirmation email from Crowd Supply, which will include tracking information. In the meantime, please log into your Crowd Supply account to make any shipping address updates, as the window for making such changes is rapidly closing.

Antennas, cables, and cases in our UK offices

All the components for the boards are now in our offices in Taiwan and the rest, such as the antennas, cables, and cases (accessories), have been received at Lime headquarters in the UK. The boards will be assembled and tested in Taiwan, then shipped to the UK for final QC, before being packaged together with the accessories and sent over to Crowd Supply for distribution.

We are keen to provide you with a full insight into all the processes involved in ensuring that you get the very highest quality product. In support of which, there have been major efforts in the development of our production test program to optimise the test time while carrying out an exhaustive test, to ensure all the features on the board are fully tested. Please stay tuned for our next update on this and other manufacturing updates, so that you are fully informed of the journey in providing an SDR solution that is of the highest quality at an affordable price.

Jessica and the LimeSDR Team


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Product Choices

$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.

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

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