Lime Suite 20.07.1 Released

New release of Lime Suite includes numerous improvements, along with support for the LimeRFE RF front-end, plus packaging for Ubuntu 20.04.
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OTA: Hijacking Hostile Drones, LiFi Dev Kits, Custom LimeSDR Chassis and More

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University student Ugnius Buržinskis has released a video demonstrating a drone hijacking system, designed to prevent unauthorised uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) from entering a restricted area, powered by a LimeSDR Mini. Using the LimeSDR Mini, housed in a protective casing and connected to an off-the-shelf laptop running…
Orson Maxwell's LimeSDR USB Case

OTA: Kimera Video Transmission, GNU Radio for Android, QO-100 QSO, and More

Community member Luigi Cruz has published a tool which is capable of encoding any video source, complete with hardware acceleration, and transmitting it over the airwaves using a LimeSDR. “Kimera can capture any camera connected to your computer, hardware encode it with any codec available (e.g. HEVC, AVC, AV1), and…
Luigi Cruz' Kinema

OTA: Portsdown LimeSDR USB Support, DragonOS and PiSDR Updated, and More

The British Amateur Television Club’s Portsdown digital TV transmitter project now supports the LimeSDR USB open software-defined radio, in addition to its earlier compatibility with the smaller LimeSDR Mini and all-in-one LimeNET Micro. Detailed over on the Lime Micro Community Hub, the Portsdown project offers radio amateurs an easy…
Portsdown on LimeSDR USB

OTA: DreamCatcher’s Lab Kit, LuaRadio 0.6.1, Antenna Simulation, and More

Technical training specialist DreamCatcher has launched a training course with LimeSDR-powered lab kit, designed to teach university-level students Long Term Evolution (LTE) network concepts. “The ME1130 serves as a ready-to-teach package for in-depth understanding and hands-on experience on LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies,” DreamCatcher explains of the hardware that backs the…
DreamCatcher Lab Kit

OTA: Lime Suite 20.01.0, cuSignal Acceleration, MIT’s RFocus, and More

The Lime Suite software bundle has received a significant update, to version 20.01.0, bundling new support for the LimeRFE software-defined front end, improved tuning and PLL locking, and other improvements. In its latest release, the open-source Lime Suite library comes with support for the LimeRFE front end, following on from…
MIT RFocus (Courtesy of Jason Dorfman/CSAIL)

OTA: PiSDR 3.0 brings LimeNET Micro Support, Satellite News, and More

Luigi Cruz has released version 3.0 of PiSDR, an SD Card image for the Raspberry Pi pre-loaded with software defined radio tools compatible with the LimeSDR – and, as of this latest release, the LimeNET Micro too. This latest release of Cruz’ PiSDR includes support for the Raspberry Pi 4…

OTA: QO-100 FreeDV Transmissions, Lime-Powered 5G Testbeds, O-RAN Code, and More

Lime Microsystems has published an interview with Gerhard Burian, David Rowe, and Steve Sampson on using FreeDV Mode 2020 for transmitting digital voice via the Es’Hail-2 satellite’s amateur radio transponder (QO-100) using just 1,600 Hz of radio frequency bandwidth. “The bandwidth regulation on the [QO-100] narrow band transponder, being 2,700…

OTA: LimeRFE Shipping Update, Signals Everywhere on the LimeSDR Mini, and More

The LimeRFE software-definable RF front-end has officially passed verification in its updated v1.0 revision form, with production of the backer boards on-track for a late-January shipping schedule. As detailed back in August, the LimeRFE board – which offers low-noise amplification, power amplification, and filtering under software control from the LimeSDR…
LimeRFE, in hand

OTA: LimeNET Manufacturing Update, LimeSDR Mini External Reference Guide, and More

Manufacturing of the LimeNET Micro is underway, after initial volume production was delayed by selected components entering end-of-life (EOL) status. “A few of the parts we were planning to use went end-of-life just as we were in the process of setting up a volume production run,” explains Lime Micro’s Andrew…