OTA: LimeNET Micro Upgrades, Es’hail-2 Transmissions, and More

Backers of the LimeNET Micro are set to receive a boost in computing power and storage thanks to a last-minute switch in Raspberry Pi Compute Module model, while shipping has now been pushed to the end of March. “As you all know, there were quite a few changes to the…
LimeNET Micro Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+

OTA: Es’hail 2’s Amateur Transponder, Cellular Satcom, Magma, and More

The amateur transponder on board the Es’hail-2 satellite, launched back in November, has been activated and qualified as ready for amateur use – and use it amateurs most certainly are. Launched in November 2018 by Qatari communications company Es’hailSat, the Es’hail 2 satellite is located at 25.5 degrees East and…
Marty Wittrock's HF transmission measurements

OTA: MarconISSta Deinstalled, LimeSDR 35km Barefoot Transmission, RPi CNI, and More

The MarconISSta mission, which saw a LimeSDR and Raspberry Pi installed on the International Space Station (ISS), has successfully completed its first phase and has been safely deinstalled and stowed. “MarconISSta was deinstalled on Saturday, February 9th 2019, by NASA astronaut Anne McClain,” writes project lead Martin Buscher in what…
MarconISSta Phase 1 Waterfall

OTA: LimeNET Micro v2.0, mmWave-to-Optical Breakthrough, Satellite News, and More

The LimeNET Micro has received a few upgrades since its crowdfunding campaign, now in its last two weeks, launched, including considerably improved RF bandwidth, active Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and both DSI and HDMI display connectivity. Designed to meld the LimeSDR with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 to create a fully-standalone…
LimeNET Micro v2.0 Render

OTA: TIP Summit, Aircraft Reflections, 3D Printed Communications, and More

The team from Lime Microsystems will be at the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit in London next week, with a range of LimeNET and CrowdCell demonstrations. Part of the cross-vendor Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founded to encourage openness and disaggregation in access, backhaul, and core & management of a modern…
University of Washington's 3D printed transmitters

OTA: LimeSDR FPGA Hacks, MarconISSta Update, Arm’s Open BLE Stack, and More

While most users of the LimeSDR focus on its LMS7002M radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC), naturally enough, there’s flexibility to be found also in its field-programmable gate array (FPGA) – as proven by Gaspar Karm’s project to add a DC-removal filter into the board’s gateware. As the name suggests, a…
Rikard Lindström's 3D-printed LimeSDR Mini case

OTA: CrowdCell Hackathon, LimeSDR Projects, Alphabet’s Loon, and More

Vodafone and Lime Microsystems have announced the first in a planned series of annual hackathon events designed to benefit the Telecom Infra Project, focused on developing on top of the LimeSDR powered CrowdCell platform. A part of the Telecom Infra Project, which aims to drive innovation in the telecommunications arena…
Alphabet's Project Loon

OTA: LimeSDR Shipping, 6G Cellular, New Osmocom, and More

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…
LimeSDR (cased)

OTA: Python SNAs and VNAs, High-Frequency Trading, Linux Containers, and More

A new Python package, pyLMS7002Soapy, has been published as a more feature-packed replacement for the old pyLMS7002M library – bringing with it bundled examples which use the LimeSDR or LimeSDR Mini as a scalar or vector network analyser (SNA/VNA). Uploaded to the Myriad RF GitHub repository late last month the…
Cyril (@kotzebuedog on Twitter)'s Homebrew Antenna

OTA: Shipping Updates, Drones, Sirens, OsmoCon2018, and More

Fulfilment of the LimeSDR Mini, GPIO Board, Companion Board, Grove Starter Kit, and Hacker Case continue to progress, with Crowd Supply estimating that the final items will have been sent out by the end of May. Backers waiting for a LimeSDR Mini will be pleased to hear shipment continues in…
Chuck Swiger's "LimeSDR Rocks" Waterfall Demo

OTA: GSOC, LimeSDR Mini Updates, Radiosondes, Massive MIMO, and More

Shipping of the LimeSDR Mini continues apace, with all crowdfunding orders and many outstanding post-campaign pre-orders expected to have been filled within a week of this post – and there’s going to be enough stock left over for latecomers, too. In a shipping update on the Crowd Supply campaign…
LimeSDR Mini Render

OTA: LimeSDR in Space, 4G on the Moon, and More

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a joint project with Lime Microsystems which will see the LimeSDR family of software defined radios used to develop new and innovative satellite communications systems both on ground and in space. “With modern satellite communications, many design challenges are unique, requiring testing…
Aricebo Radio Observatory