OTA: LoRa Testing, Homebrew Antennas, Reactor Monitoring, and More

Acoustic Communications at Argonne National Laboratory

Engineer Mark Zachmann has posted of his work using the LimeSDR Mini to test low-power long-range LoRa radios, as part of an Internet of Things (IoT) project. “I’m working on a LoRa system at 915MHz. LoRa is a frequency modulation method used on low power IOT devices. Being able to see spectral lines, decipher messages…

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OTA: One-Box Cellular, Finalised 5G, Altair-Powered SDR, and More

Thought Emporium's Wi-Fi Camera Image

Community member Lucas Riobó has, alongside colleagues Francisco Veiras, María Garea, and Patricio Sorichetti, announced a novel use for a LimeSDR: software-defined optoelectronics. “In this work, we propose a general architecture for the implementation of Software-Defined Optoelectronic systems (SDOs),” Lucas explains in the forum post announcing the early-access publication of his team’s paper. “As an…

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OTA: LimeSDR Shipping, 6G Cellular, New Osmocom, and More

LimeSDR (cased)

Work to deliver outstanding LimeSDR, LimeSDR Mini, and associated devices continues, but there’s been a major change in the background: Crowd Supply is now in full control of inventory management and distribution, which is going to make future fulfilment considerably smoother at the cost of a moderate delay in the short term. “Up until now,…

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OTA: Python SNAs and VNAs, High-Frequency Trading, Linux Containers, and More

Cyril (@kotzebuedog on Twitter)'s Homebrew Antenna

A new Python package, pyLMS7002Soapy, has been published as a more feature-packed replacement for the old pyLMS7002M library – bringing with it bundled examples which use the LimeSDR or LimeSDR Mini as a scalar or vector network analyser (SNA/VNA). Uploaded to the Myriad RF GitHub repository late last month the new PyLMS7002Soapy package aims to…

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OTA: LimeSDR Cases, HDSDR and GNU Radio Support, SDR Hacks, and More

LimeSDR Minis in Cases

Fulfilment of the LimeSDR Mini pre-orders continues, with the optional aluminium cases for the bundles having gone through assembly and testing ready for Crowd Supply to send them on. Delivered late last week and pictured in a campaign update, the LimeSDR Mini aluminium cases are designed to provide protection for the LimeSDR Mini without obstructing…

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OTA: Shipping Updates, Drones, Sirens, OsmoCon2018, and More

Chuck Swiger's "LimeSDR Rocks" Waterfall Demo

Fulfilment of the LimeSDR Mini, GPIO Board, Companion Board, Grove Starter Kit, and Hacker Case continue to progress, with Crowd Supply estimating that the final items will have been sent out by the end of May. Backers waiting for a LimeSDR Mini will be pleased to hear shipment continues in weekly batches, with all pre-orders…

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OTA: New LimeSuite, RISC-V LimeNET, ‘Minecraft’ Video, and More

LimeNET RISC-V Prototype

There’s a fresh new version of the Lime Suite software stack out, version 18.03.0, which brings with it full support for the LimeSDR Mini. Released earlier this week on the Lime Suite GitHub repository, Lime Suite v18.03.0 brings with it full support for programming and controlling the LimeSDR Mini as well as the existing models…

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OTA: GSOC, LimeSDR Mini Updates, Radiosondes, Massive MIMO, and More

LimeSDR Mini Render

Shipping of the LimeSDR Mini continues apace, with all crowdfunding orders and many outstanding post-campaign pre-orders expected to have been filled within a week of this post – and there’s going to be enough stock left over for latecomers, too. In a shipping update on the Crowd Supply campaign page, the team behind the LimeSDR…

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OTA: LimeSDR in Space, 4G on the Moon, and More

Aricebo Radio Observatory

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a joint project with Lime Microsystems which will see the LimeSDR family of software defined radios used to develop new and innovative satellite communications systems both on ground and in space. “With modern satellite communications, many design challenges are unique, requiring testing and experimentation to reveal what does…

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OTA: LimeSDR GPIO, Mini Give-away, SpaceX Sats and More

The LimeSDR General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Board, designed to make it easier to interface the LimeSDR with external hardware, is beginning its journeys to backers following a minor delay in the assembly process. Designed to expand the LimeSDR’s capabilities, the GPIO Board provides individually-configurable bi-directional level-shifted input/output pins for the GPIO pins 0 through 7 inclusive…

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