31 Oct 2017

LimeSDR Mini gets backing of Rakon

Lime Microsystems has announced the support of Frequency Control Products (FCP) company Rakon for its LimeSDR Mini platform.

The Rakon oscillator − along with the Lime LMS7002 and Altera's FPGA − is one of the three key components in the LimeSDR platform. Having the backing of Rakon enables the LimeSDR Mini to deliver its high performance at a price point that makes SDR accessible.

"The LimeSDR Mini makes software-defined radio development radically more accessible,"” says Darren Robinson, Rakon Sales & Marketing Director.

"Rakon invests in technology to develop the next generation of FCPs required for the fast moving communications industry. We are pleased to be partnering with Lime Microsystems to provide one of the core components for their open source software-defined radio solution."”

Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO of Lime says: "Rakon's technology is key to enabling the full capabilities of the LimeSDR, so we're delighted to have this backing. Crucially, it allows us to provide an unbeatable performance and price, therefore bringing in even more developers into RF system development."”

The LimeSDR Mini was created to bring advanced SDR equipment to the market at an affordable price point. LimeSDR has also adopted an App-Store approach, partnering with Ubuntu. This allows developers to sell and share their apps to organisations and individuals, and allows them to download and get RF systems running within minutes.

The LimeSDR and LimeNET campaigns were backed by BT/EE and Vodafone respectively.

LimeSDR Technical specifications:

The LimeSDR and LimeSDR Mini are highly-configurable software defined radio platforms that can work with virtually any standard from IoT (LoRa / SigFox) to mobile comms (2G, 3G, 4G). They use the Lime LS7002 RF chip to operate from 100 kHz to 3.8 GHz (LimeSDR) or 10MHz to 3.5 GHz (Mini) and enable software configuration at the Radio Access Network.

This frequency range can be extended to over 10 GHz via a companion board also available via Crowd Supply.

Most popular news in RF topics

Compact RF PA transistor delivers 600 Watts for RF energy applications
High linearity I/Q demodulator supports 1GHz bandwidth
RF modules speed time to market for implantable medical devices
Movandi works with Keysight to advance millimeter wave technology
Wolfspeed extends GaN HEMT family for UHF radar market

All news in this channel | All news

Share this page

Want more like this? Register for our newsletter

A medal for mobile medicine? Rudy Ramos | Mouser Electronics
A medal for mobile medicine?
Medical services the world over are coming under great pressure to deliver high-quality healthcare and, at the same time control costs. Alongside this, patients are becoming far more involved in their wellbeing as well as wanting a high standard of healthcare with even greater convenience than before. As people are more mobile these days, mobile healthcare (mHealth) avoids the need to visit the doctor’s office and allows patients to provide health data to providers, as well as receive care, anywhere on the planet.
Online - Fundamentals of Modern RF and Wireless Communications Engineering
This on-line course enables you to quickly get up-to-speed & understand key concepts of modern radio frequency, RF & wireless communications systems

More training courses

Forthcoming Events

    . . . . More Events

Radio-Electronics.com is operated and owned by Adrio Communications Ltd and edited by Ian Poole. All information is © Adrio Communications Ltd and may not be copied except for individual personal use. This includes copying material in whatever form into website pages. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on Radio-Electronics.com, no liability is accepted for any consequences of using it. This site uses cookies. By using this site, these terms including the use of cookies are accepted. More explanation can be found in our Privacy Policy