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…

OTA: Osmocom Updates, OpenRAN Hits the UK, Seeing Through Walls, and More

The Osmocom open-source cellular communications project has released an updated Cellular Network Infrastructure (CNI) stack, which brings with it improved support for the LimeSDR family. “The Osmocom project has released new version of the CNI (Cellular Network Infrastructure) software, including OsmoTRX, OsmoBTS, OsmoBSC, OsmoMGW, OsmoMSC, OsmoHLR, OsmoSGSN, OsmoGGSN,” project maintainer…

OTA: LimeNET Micro GNSS Monitoring, QO-100 Power Warnings, SDR# Plugins, and More

Community member Luigi Cruz has written up how he modified a LimeNET Micro to take part in the Galmon global navigation satellite system (GNSS) monitoring network. “In this blog post, I will explain how I managed to get a GNSS multi-constellation monitor called Galmon working on my LimeNET Micro,” Luigi…
Luigi Cruz' LimeNET Micro Mod

OTA: Active Cooling Cases, QRadioLink 0.8.0, GNSS Observation, and More

LimeSDR Mini and LimeSDR USB owners seeking additional cooling should take a look at the Hacker Gadgets Lime Active Cooling (AC) Case, heading to Crowd Supply next month. Designed to provide both a protective enclosure and active, rather than the more usual passive, cooling, the Hacker Gadgets Lime AC Case…
Lime AC Case for LimeSDR Mini

OTA: Field Report Contest Complete, Apply for an SDR Satcom Dev Kit, and More

The Field Report Contest is now complete, and we have a winner – named in a live drawing at Crowd Supply’s headquarters earlier this month. Designed to highlight the amazing projects the community has built around the LimeSDR family of software defined radios, the Field Report competition saw some strong…
ESA SDR Satcom Developer's Kit

OTA: SDR Satcom Launch, LimeRFE 1.0, OreSat Field Report, and More

MyriadRF has stretched to the stars this week with the official launch of the SDR Satcom initiative, a collaboration between Lime Microsystems and the European Space Agency (ESA) Designed to help lower the barrier to entry in the satellite communications industry, SDR Satcom combines the low-cost high-performance LimeSDR Mini software…
UniClOGS Ground Station Prototype

OTA: Lower-Cost LimeRFE, WSPR Experiments, LoRaWAN World Records, and More

The LimeRFE crowdfunding campaign has a new, lower-cost option: the same programmable software-defined front-end board but without the components needed to operate in cellular bands, as an alternative for radio amateurs. “We’ve had some enquiries as to whether it would be possible to make a reduced cost version of LimeRFE…
LimeRFE, in hand