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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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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