LimeSDR

by Lime Microsystems

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

View all updates Feb 02, 2017

The Next 1,000 LimeSDR Boards

We have now packed another 1,000 units ready to go out to backers. The manufacturing and production test has been fully optimised and as Ebrahim mentioned in his message last week, we have now established reliable, high quality volume manufacture for the USB versions of LimeSDR. All the accessories, including the antennas, cables, and acrylic cases have already been sent to Crowd Supply, ready to be shipped out along with boards to our backers.

Unfortunately, we did experience a setback on the manufacture of the premium aluminium cases and after initial prototyping in the UK, the quality of manufactured parts fell short of our exacting standards. However, we have put in place a contract with a new manufacturer and they are doing all they can to expedite delivery. We should be able to give you an update on the revised schedule by the end of next week. Final assembly with the aluminium casing will now be at Lime headquarters in the UK, so as to save time and give our backers the very best possible out-of-box experience by also including the most up-to-date software.

Last but not least, we are on the final stage of testing with the PCIe version of the LimeSDR board. Due to the low quantity of orders compared to the USB version, it is necessary to do manual testing of each board. This will be completed by mid-next week and boards will be packaged in a rugged carry case, with all the accessories and the latest version of software on a memory stick. Please stay tuned as we continue to provide you with regular updates.

As before, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number once your order ships.

Andrew 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

IC manufacturer

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