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Sep

15

Second Design Competition

Encouraged by the strength of proposals in the LimeSDR early access competition and keen to see what projects the community might build that make use of the FPGA, we’ve decided to run a second competition where this time the focus is putting the LimeSDR’s Altera Cyclone IV to good use.

Please note that this competition is open to everyone — whether you backed the crowdfunding campaign or not! — and while we’d obviously like to see proposals for FPGA designs that would prove useful with an SDR platform, the scope is by no means limited to DSP. For example, proposals for processor and SoC implementations that might add some new capability to LimeSDR, or perhaps even mean that it could operated standalone, would also be very much welcomed.

As with the previous competition we’re not just looking for a great idea, but some evidence that you have the ability to see the project through to its completion. And with this in mind we’ve enlisted the help of members of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation to assist when it comes to judging. While we didn’t stipulate this with the previous competition, we’re also looking for reassurance that the project will be published under a recognised open source licence.

To enter please send an e-mail to a.back@limemicro.com and include the following:

  • Summary of the proposed project and noting which licence(s) will be used.
  • Link to an existing FPGA project on GitHub or similar to which you have contributed.

The competition closes at 09:00 UTC on Friday 30th September. Following which the LimeSDR team, together with FOSSi Foundation, will review all the entries and pick the one deemed the best, based on a combination of the proposed application and demonstrable digital design experience.

There is only one prize and the winner will receive a LimeSDR board + acrylic case.

Please check out the Myriad RF website for further details on useful technical details plus terms and conditions.

Good luck,

Andrew and the LimesSDR 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.

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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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