BT and EE LimeSDR Hackathon

When EE, a tier 1 network operator, decided to back the LimeSDR crowdfunding campaign this was a clear indication of the scale of the opportunity at hand. And not simply for operators to reduce costs and extend coverage, but for wireless innovation to be democratised and the marketplace opened…

LimeSDR RISC-V Student Project Announced for GSoC 2017

We’re excited to announce that in partnership with the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, we will have a student working as part of Google Summer of Code on, not only the integration of a RISC-V softcore in the LimeSDR FPGA, but also adaptation to a FuSeSoC…

Community growth: onwards and upwards!

As the Myriad-RF community continues to grow and develop we take a brief look back over the past four or so years, at some recent statistics, and how community and projects are evolving.

LimeSDR Workshop Materials Available

On 24th March we hosted a one day workshop in partnership with the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and Open Source Hardware User Group, that provided an introduction to software-defined radio and LimeSDR. Held at the BCS offices in central London, the event was free to attend and…

LimeSDR configuration speed optimisation

Right from the outset the intention with LimeSDR has been to provide the very best performance and overall user experience, with a commitment to investing significant effort in engineering and striving to get the most out of the hardware platform. A good example of this is the USB 3.0 interface and this is provided by a Cypress FX3 microcontroller, which is available in many different variants. One option would have been to select a device with a lower throughput on the interface used to transfer samples, but that incorporates an SPI core that would have made programming the LMS7002M transceiver far simpler. However, instead a higher throughput device was selected, that doesn’t have SPI but does have I2C.

Snap packages for LimeSDR

Lets get snappy! Snaps are a containerization system that makes it easy to package and distribute a complete set of dependencies and files needed for an application. As an example, several snaps are now available on the LimeNet store for the Lime Suite GUI, Pothos GUI, GQRX, and…

LimeSDR digital design competition

Encouraged by the strength of proposals in the LimeSDR early access competition and keen to see what projects the community might build that make use of the FPGA, we’ve decided to run a second competition where this time the focus is putting the LimeSDR’s Altera Cyclone IV to good…

LimeSDR competition winners announced

The competition drew to a close last week and I have to say that judging has not been easy, on account of there being no shortage of great entries, with many more proposals for uses that we'd really love to support than boards we have available at this point in time.

LimeSDR early access competition

We've been amazed and incredibly encouraged by the achievements of those in the community who we were able to provide with early access to LimeSDR hardware; from receiving weather satellites, to running 2G and 4G cellular base stations, and even HD TV broadcasting — the uses to which it has been put in a very short period of time far exceeded our expectations.