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: 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 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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OTA: Saving a Satellite, RAN Competition, 3D-Printed Foxhole Radios, and More

Sage Hansen's Foxhole Radio

Dr. Danny Webster’s Wireless Masterclass series continues with a look at more advanced digital radio concepts and implementations including the detection and reduction of data loss The fourth in an ongoing series of presentations, Wireless Masterclass 4 follows on from the introductory video for those new to digital radio, an in-depth look at the LimeSDR…

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OTA: LimeSDR Mini on Android, Quantum Radio, 5G and More

QRadioLink

QRadioLink developer Adrian Musceac has shown off how the LimeSDR Mini can be connected to a smartphone for on-the-go software-defined radio reception and transmission, in the latest demonstration update to the Crowd Supply campaign. Using the GNU Radio-based QRadioLink running on an Android smartphone, a USB battery pack, and a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adaptor cable,…

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OTA: RAN Competition, ScratchRadio Updates, a Ham Watch, and More

Travis Goodspeed's GoodWatch

BT and Lime Microsystems have launched a competition for all LimeSDR, LimeSDR Mini, and LimeNET users: build a radio access project and pick yourselves up a LimeSDR with official aluminium case plus the potential to publish your creation in the LimeNET app store. Designed to encourage the development of software-defined radio access applications – cellular…

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OTA: LimeSDR Minis, Active Cooling, Sunny Interference, and More

Campaign backers eagerly awaiting their LimeSDR Mini boards have something to whet their appetite in the form of a demonstration using SDRangel, the open-source signal analyser and general-purpose transceiver application. In a video posted to the Crowd Supply campaign page and visible to all, Andrew Back demonstrates how Edouard Griffiths’ popular SDRangel software is capable…

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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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