OTA: LimeNET Success, LimeSDR Guides, Bluetooth Mesh, and More

LimeNET Core

The LimeNET crowdfunding campaign has successfully closed its funding run, meaning production will go ahead on the open-source LimeSDR-powered all-in-one base stations, and with the backing of communications giant Vodafone. Just prior to the campaign’s close, Vodafone announced that it would be providing backing for the LimeNET launch and its App Store platform. Based around…

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LimeSDR Made Simple: Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts on the LimeSDR platform, that aim to demystify using SDR in the real world and programming a simple example with confidence, through bite sized chunks. What is SDR? Most that have found this article will already know the answer and to use an analogy, while a…

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OTA: Interferometry, DIY SDR, van Eck Phreaking, and More

David Lonard's interferometry

David Lonard has posted in the forum to share his results with using the LimeSDR for stargazing via astronomical interferometry, using the board’s 2×2 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) functionality. “I’ve been working on a 1420 MHz radio astronomy interferometer for a while now and using the LimeSDR that I just received I’m getting some nice results,”…

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OTA: LimeSuite Update, DVB Transmission, Signal Analysis and More

Heathkit RF Meter

The LimeSuite software bundle has been updated to version 17.06.0, bringing a selection of additions to the application programming interface (API), new gateware for the LimeSDR, and GPIO support in SoapySDR, among other improvements. Released earlier this week, LimeSuite 17.06.0 makes some major changes to its API with six new additions: LMS_GPIODirRead, LMS_GPIODirWrite, LMS_CalibrateInternalADC, LMS_CalibrateAnalogRSSIDC,…

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Over The Air: Ebrahim Bushehri Interview, ERASynth Update, LimeSDR 4G Repeater, Lime Hackathon Deadline, QB50 Satellites, Drone Hijacking, LTE IMSI Catcher, Chazwazza VNA, Fixing a Bent Antenna, and Focus On Alexandru Csete

ISIS Cubesat

EEWeb’s Paul Dillien has published an interview with Ebrahim Bushehri, chief executive of Lime Microsystems, describing the goal of the LimeSDR and related projects as no less than “to become the Arduino/Raspberry Pi for the wireless engineer.” Paul’s interview with Ebrahim concentrates primarily, and unsurprisingly, on Lime’s ongoing crowdfunding campaign for the LimeSDR-powered LimeNET all-in-one…

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Over The Air: LimeNET, LimeSuite Calibration Tips, LimeSDR Diagnostics, Cisco Joins OAI, Shortwave Reception Guide and Antenna Analysers

LimeNET Base Station

The LimeNET network-in-a-box crowdfunding campaign has officially opened, and comes with the unveiling of a new PCI Express version of the LimeSDR: the LimeSDR QPCIe. Announced earlier this year, the LimeNET campaign seeks to produce a range of all-in-one software defined radio (SDR) platforms based around the LimeSDR. The entry point is the LimeNET Mini,…

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BT and EE LimeSDR Hackathon

When EE, a tier 1 network operator, decided to back the LimeSDR crowdfunding campaign this was a clear indication of the scale of the opportunity at hand. And not simply for operators to reduce costs and extend coverage, but for wireless innovation to be democratised and the marketplace opened up to companies developing ground-breaking technology…

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Welcome to FreeSRP

When we heard about Lukas Lao Beyer’s software-defined radio project, FreeSRP, it’s fair to say that we were suitably impressed. Creating an affordable SDR platform that covers 70MHz to 6GHz is no mean feat!

Over The Air: ERASynth, Pothos 0.5.0, Hackaday Prize-Winning Cellular Repeater, 3D Printed LimeSDR Case, MATLAB ADS-B Tutorial, and Disney’s Backscatter Research


If you’re looking to pick up a signal generator for your next project or experiment, ERA Instruments is currently looking to raise funds for production of the ERASynth open-hardware 250KHz-15GHz signal generator. Designed to appeal to everyone from hackers and students to professors and professional engineers, the ERASynth’s specifications are undeniably impressive: the entry-level ERASynth…

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LimeSDR RISC-V Student Project Announced for GSoC 2017

We’re excited to announce that in partnership with the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, we will have a student working as part of Google Summer of Code on, not only the integration of a RISC-V softcore in the LimeSDR FPGA, but also adaptation to a FuSeSoC based flow. The RISC-V core will replace a…

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