LimeSDR Made Simple Part 8: C Examples and SoapySDR API

LimeSDR Hacker Case

Welcome to the eighth instalment of the LimeSDR Made Simple series. Very early on in episode 1, we promised to work from SDR novice to API programming examples in small, bite sized chunks. Having done many of those steps it’s now time to take the final one and start programming. For those who have read…

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OTA: LimeSuite Update, DVB Transmission, Signal Analysis and More

Heathkit RF Meter

The LimeSuite software bundle has been updated to version 17.06.0, bringing a selection of additions to the application programming interface (API), new gateware for the LimeSDR, and GPIO support in SoapySDR, among other improvements. Released earlier this week, LimeSuite 17.06.0 makes some major changes to its API with six new additions: LMS_GPIODirRead, LMS_GPIODirWrite, LMS_CalibrateInternalADC, LMS_CalibrateAnalogRSSIDC,…

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Over The Air: LimeNET, LimeSuite Calibration Tips, LimeSDR Diagnostics, Cisco Joins OAI, Shortwave Reception Guide and Antenna Analysers

LimeNET Base Station

The LimeNET network-in-a-box crowdfunding campaign has officially opened, and comes with the unveiling of a new PCI Express version of the LimeSDR: the LimeSDR QPCIe. Announced earlier this year, the LimeNET campaign seeks to produce a range of all-in-one software defined radio (SDR) platforms based around the LimeSDR. The entry point is the LimeNET Mini,…

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Over The Air: LimeSuite Updates, QSpectrumAnalyzer, GNURadio DSRC, Antenna-Free Smartphones, Summer of Code Deadline, and a 1955 QRP Transmitter

QSpectrumAnalyzer

Over The Air is our fortnightly round-up bringing you the latest on topics of interest to the software defined radio community, as curated by technology journalist Gareth Halfacree. The stable branch of LimeSuite has been upgraded to version 17.02.1 this month, adding a handful of new features and a few bug fixes, while the pending…

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Over The Air: LimeSDR HF, LimeSuite Updates, Hands-On Workshop, DIY Yagi, HAARP Transmissions, Star Database, and Honeywell Reverse Engineering

LimeSDR HF modification

Over The Air is our fortnightly round-up bringing you the latest on topics of interest to the software defined radio community, as curated by technology journalist Gareth Halfacree. Users around the globe have begun experimenting with the LimeSDR v1.4 hardware, and in doing so have discovered both an issue with its reception of high-frequency (HF)…

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Over The Air: LimeSuite Updates, LimeSDR 1.4, Pothos 0.4.2, IEEE Antenna Design, OsmoCon 2017, DARPA Spectrum Challenge, BLE Sniffing, FM Demodulation, and Cold-Weather Soldering Tips

LimeSDR (cased)

Over The Air is our fortnightly round-up bringing you the latest on topics of interest to the software defined radio community, as curated by technology journalist Gareth Halfacree. It’s been a solid couple of weeks for the LimeSuite development team, with bug fixes aplenty hitting the project’s GitHub repository – including commits designed to improve…

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Over The Air: RASDR4, Pre-FOSDEM Hackfest, LimeSuite Updates and CI, LimeSDR Shipping, WaveConverter, and Norway’s FM Closure

RASDR4

Over The Air is our fortnightly round-up bringing you the latest on topics of interest to the software defined radio community, as curated by technology journalist Gareth Halfacree. The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) has announced a new revision of the Radio Astronomy Software Defined Radio (RASDR) platform, and is offering the resulting shielded…

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LimeSDR with native Windows and via Ubuntu VM

The crowdfunding campaign may have drawn to a close — and what a fantastic result! — but work continues in the core engineering team in order to get full scale production and testing in place, and also in the community of beta testers which have early access to LimeSDR hardware.

Lime Suite driver architecture

Lime Suite is a collection of software supporting several hardware platforms including the LimeSDR, drivers for the LMS7002M transceiver RFIC, and other tools for  developing with LMS7-based hardware. This post will cover the components of Lime Suite, how it supports LimeSDR, how it fits with the SDR application ecosystem, and how users can use Lime…

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