The Novena-RF module is based on the original Myriad-RF 1 design and has been adapted for use with the Novena open hardware computing platform, which can be configured for embedded applications and as an all-in-one desktop or a laptop.

The Novena main board is pictured above and with the Novena-RF module bottom-right.


Transceiver                             LMS6002D

RF Bandwidth (BW)              300 MHz to 3800 MHz

Baseband BW                         Programmable (16 selections); 0.75 – 14 MHz, Bypass mode

Clock                                        TCXO and option for Novena to supply the interface clock

RF Connectors                        U.FL and micro-coax to bulkhead SMA on Novena port farm


The LMS6002D register are controlled via SPI interface and samples are transferred via the Novena’s FPGA.


The module is pre-configured to work on UMTS band-1, the most common band used by 3G communications equipment. However, it can be configured to run on any mobile frequency band or standard by setting up the LMS6002D registers to the required frequency, gain or BB bandwidth.

Driver and applications

Software support is available in the form of:

Development is led by Josh Blum.

Blog Posts

Installing the Novena-RF driver and GNU Radio

In this post we will walk through installing the SDR module driver on the Novena platform, along with GNU Radio, before finally testing this by running up a simple FFT plotter. Before we start, please note that the canonical driver installation instructions…

New driver for Novena-RF SDR

The Novena-RF daughtercard has a new driver to bring it into the ecosystem of SDR devices and applications. The hardware The Novena-RF daughtercard incorporates an LMS6002D from Lime Microsystems, which gives users receive and transmit capabilities between 300 MHz and 3.8 GHz. The Novena…

Assembling the Novena Laptop

We were honoured and extremely privileged to have received the first Novena Laptop off the production line! In this post we take a look at the final assembly which needs to be done upon receipt of the laptop, including fitting the Novena-RF module and bulkhead mount…

Novena-RF module prototypes in testing

Novena main board with a prototype Myriad-RF module bottom-right We were honoured and absolutely thrilled when Bunnie and Xobs saw our Novena RF module design and decided to add it as a stretch goal for the crowdfunding campaign. We have to admit that, for a little while,…