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: 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: 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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