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Getting Started with Lime Suite

Lime Suite is the name given to a collection of software supporting several hardware platforms including the LimeSDR, drivers for the LMS7002M transceiver RFIC, and other tools for developing with LMS7-based hardware. Installing the Lime Suite enables many SDR applications such as GQRX to work with supported hardware through the bundled SoapySDR support module, and should be the first step for anyone who has purchased a new LimeSDR device.

1 Lime Suite Components

The Lime Suite software stack is split into four main sections:

  • LMS7 Drivers
    • High-level API calls
    • C and C++ API
    • Self-calibration
  • Board Support
    • LimeSDR, EVB7
    • Novena + LMS7
    • Extensible API
  • Lime Suite GUI
    • Debug registers
    • Live Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) plotting
    • Firmware and gateware updates
  • SDR Interfaces
    • Stream and control API
    • SoapySDR support
    • SDR application ecosystem

2 Installing Lime Suite

Lime Suite is a cross-platform bundle, available for Linux, macOS, and Windows.

2.1 Installing on Linux

Lime Suite is available for Linux via PPA or source, with full instructions on the Installing Lime Suite on Linux page.

2.2 Installing on macOS

Lime Suite is available for macOS via the Homebrew package manager, with full instructions on the Installing Lime Suite on macOS page.

2.3 Installing on Windows

Lime Suite is available for Windows via precompiled binary or source, with full instructions on the Installing Lime Suite on Windows page.

3 Further Reading

More information on Lime Suite is available on the project page, while the latest source code is always available on the Myriad-RF GitHub repository.

For community support and discussion, visit the Myriad-RF forum.