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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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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WM4: Advance Digital Radio

The fourth instalment of the Wireless Masterclass series has been published to YouTube and this takes a look at advance digital radio, with Dr Danny Webster exploring topics including, detecting and reducing data loss, spread spectrum, OFDM and MIMO. If you missed the previous episodes these can be found at: WM #1: What is Digital…

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OTA: LimeSDR Mini Demos, CubeSats, Discone Antennas, and More

Titan Missile Museum Discone Antenna

The LimeSDR Mini crowdfunding campaign page continues to deliver impressive demonstrations of the device’s capabilities, including the creation of what is quite likely the world’s smallest Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) transmitter. The first demonstration, from Evariste Okcestbon, pairs a LimeSDR Mini with a Raspberry Pi Zero to broadcast footage from a Raspberry Pi Camera Module…

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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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WM #3: The Real Radio Link

The third instalment of the Wireless Masterclass series has now been published to YouTube and this takes a look at the real radio link, with Dr Danny Webster covering topics including the noise floor and line-of-sight link budgets, bad neighbours, and receiver and propagation effects on received signals. This is highly recommended viewing for anyone…

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