OTA: LimeNET Micro Improved, AfriCUBE, Reviving Analogue Cellphones, and More

LimeNET Micro (underside)

The LimeNET Micro crowdfunding campaign continues, and has brought with it a welcome change to the design which will greatly increase the radio’s available bandwidth and sample rate while also adding support for camera and display accessories. Announced via a crowdfunding campaign late last month, the LimeNET Micro is the latest entry in the LimeNET…

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: New LimeSDR Accessories, LattePanda Experiments, and More

LimeSDR Hacker Case

The LimeSDR Mini crowdfunding campaign, launched earlier this month, is off to a flying start and is already over 130 percent funded with over 30 days still left on the clock – and now includes support for an external clock source. Designed to be fully compatible with the LimeSDR ecosystem but in a smaller, more…

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OTA: LimeSDR Mini, GNU Octave, SDR on a Watch and More

LimeSDR Mini (Render)

Lime Microsystems has officially opened a crowdfunding campaign for the LimeSDR Mini, a reduced-size and reduced-cost version of the LimeSDR which offers one TX and one RX channel for just $99 for Early Bird backers and $139 thereafter. Taking place on Crowd Supply over the next month – the same platform used to launch the…

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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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