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Dec 09, 2016

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Manufacturing Update #3

The complete shipment from Altera in our offices in the UK

We are delighted to be able to confirm that all 2,500 Altera FPGA chips have arrived at our UK headquarters and are ready to be shipped with various other parts to our ODM in Taiwan. As mentioned in the previous update, we have the first batch of 500 units of the TCXOs from Rakon and they are working very hard to expedite the manufacturing of more parts to fulfill the remainder of our order. We are looking forward to receiving these soon!

Cut down version of the production test set up at our UK offices

We have now completed and verified the LimeSDR production test program running on the test stations. A replica of this configuration has been installed at our UK headquarters for program development and debugging. This runs on an Ubuntu machine with a powerful 10-core Intel Core i7-based motherboard. The test program has been highly optimised for a thorough test, while achieving a test time of just under one minute. Such a brief testing time for such a comprehensive series of tests is a crucial factor in hitting such a low price point for such a high performance board. We are very pleased with the outcome and invite you to take a look at the video below for an idea of the test setup.

Not too long now before we start full production…

In other news, work continues on the driver, Lime Suite, with a new release recently published to the Myriad-RF Drivers Ubuntu PPA, which incorporates a number of improvements and bug fixes. New builds of GNU Radio and gr-osmosdr were also recently published to the Myriad-RF GNU Radio PPA. These are just a few examples of the additional work that is going on behind the scenes to ensure that backers get a first-class experience.

Jessica and the LimeSDR Team

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