OTA: A Mysterious Signal, FPV Antenna Gimbals, Fox-1Cliff, and More

SDR-Console transmitting via LimeSDR, courtesy of Jason Fairfax

Popular software package SDR-Console is set to get transmit support on the LimeSDR range, from version 3.0.4 onwards – once beta testing is complete. The new feature of SDR-Console v3.0.4 was teased by Jason Fairfax on Twitter late last month. “Calling CQ SSB on 144.300 MHz from IO81rk,” he wrote. “Hint: SDR-Console v3.0.4 beta now…

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OTA: LimeNET Micro v2.0, mmWave-to-Optical Breakthrough, Satellite News, and More

LimeNET Micro v2.0 Render

The LimeNET Micro has received a few upgrades since its crowdfunding campaign, now in its last two weeks, launched, including considerably improved RF bandwidth, active Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and both DSI and HDMI display connectivity. Designed to meld the LimeSDR with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 to create a fully-standalone software defined radio (SDR) and…

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OTA: LimeNET Micro Improved, AfriCUBE, Reviving Analogue Cellphones, and More

LimeNET Micro (underside)

The LimeNET Micro crowdfunding campaign continues, and has brought with it a welcome change to the design which will greatly increase the radio’s available bandwidth and sample rate while also adding support for camera and display accessories. Announced via a crowdfunding campaign late last month, the LimeNET Micro is the latest entry in the LimeNET…

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OTA: LimeNET Micro, OpenAirInterface, OsmoCon 2018 Videos, and More

LimeNET Micro

Lime Microsystems has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the LimeNET Micro, an all-in-one device which combines the LMS7002M field-programmable radio frequency (FPRF) chip with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, bringing the LimeNET family to its lowest price point yet. Designed with narrowband applications in mind, the LimeNET Micro operates from 10 MHz to 3.5…

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OTA: TIP Summit, Aircraft Reflections, 3D Printed Communications, and More

University of Washington's 3D printed transmitters

The team from Lime Microsystems will be at the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit in London next week, with a range of LimeNET and CrowdCell demonstrations. Part of the cross-vendor Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founded to encourage openness and disaggregation in access, backhaul, and core & management of a modern telecommunications infrastructure, the TIP Summit…

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OTA: LimeSDR FPGA Hacks, MarconISSta Update, Arm’s Open BLE Stack, and More

Rikard Lindström's 3D-printed LimeSDR Mini case

While most users of the LimeSDR focus on its LMS7002M radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC), naturally enough, there’s flexibility to be found also in its field-programmable gate array (FPGA) – as proven by Gaspar Karm’s project to add a DC-removal filter into the board’s gateware. As the name suggests, a field-programmable gate array can be…

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OTA: CrowdCell Hackathon, LimeSDR Projects, Alphabet’s Loon, and More

Alphabet's Project Loon

Vodafone and Lime Microsystems have announced the first in a planned series of annual hackathon events designed to benefit the Telecom Infra Project, focused on developing on top of the LimeSDR powered CrowdCell platform. A part of the Telecom Infra Project, which aims to drive innovation in the telecommunications arena through the development of more…

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OTA: EMF Camp Base Stations, LimeSDR in Space, GNU Radio, and More

LimeSDR BTS, for EMF Camp 2018

LimeSDR units will be a key feature of this year’s Electromagnetic Field (EMF Camp) event, taking place in the UK this weekend, powering a local GSM cellular network for attendees’ use. Part camping festival, part gigantic temporary hackspace, Electromagnetic Field is this year held in Eastnor, UK, and on top of the usual Wi-Fi connectivity…

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OTA: OpenLST, Radiosonde Guidance, Wi-Fi Weapon Detection, and More

Planet Labs OpenLST

Satellite communications specialist Planet Labs has announced its entry into the open-source radio community, with an open-hardware device dubbed the OpenLST built exclusively using widely-available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts. “Radio system design is often viewed as a ‘black box’ that is out of reach to all but the most experienced of engineers. This leads many…

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