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* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LimeSDR-USB_acrylic_case#limesdr-usb-acrylic-case Acrylic Case and Assembly Guide] - Acrylic Case Description and Assembly Guide
 
* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LimeSDR-USB_acrylic_case#limesdr-usb-acrylic-case Acrylic Case and Assembly Guide] - Acrylic Case Description and Assembly Guide
 
* [[LMS7002Mr3_Calibration_Using_MCU|LMS7002M (Mask 1) Transceiver Calibration]] - LMS7002Mr3 calibration guide, using internal MCU
 
* [[LMS7002Mr3_Calibration_Using_MCU|LMS7002M (Mask 1) Transceiver Calibration]] - LMS7002Mr3 calibration guide, using internal MCU
* [https://myriadrf.org/blog/limesdr-made-simple-part-1/ LimeSDR Made Simple Part 1: Introduction] - First post in a series that will be useful to those getting up to speed with the LimeSDR-USB, its LMS7002M FPRF transceiver, Lime Suite and associated APIs
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* [[LimeSDR Made Simple]] - Demystifying using SDR in the real world and programming a simple example with confidence, through bite sized chunks.
* [https://myriadrf.org/blog/limesdr-made-simple-part-2-matching-lms7002m-rx-iq/ LimeSDR Made Simple Part 2: matching, LMS7002M RX & I/Q] - Second post in a series that will be useful to those getting up to speed with the LimeSDR-USB, its LMS7002M FPRF transceiver, Lime Suite and associated APIs
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* [https://myriadrf.org/blog/limesdr-made-simple-part-3-practical-example/ LimeSDR Made Simple Part 3: A Practical Example] - Third post in a series that will be useful to those getting up to speed with the LimeSDR-USB, its LMS7002M FPRF transceiver, Lime Suite and associated APIs
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* [https://myriadrf.org/blog/limesdr-made-simple-part-4-pothos-beyond/ LimeSDR Made Simple Part 4: to Pothos and Beyond] - Creating an FM receiver using Pothos
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* [https://myriadrf.org/blog/limesdr-made-simple-part-6-one-way/ LimeSDR Made Simple Part 6: More Than One Way…] - GNU Radio in the room
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* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LMS7002M-docs/blob/master/LMS7002M_Data_Sheet_v3.1r00.pdf LMS7002M Datasheet (PDF)] - LMS7002M RF transceiver datasheet
 
* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LMS7002M-docs/blob/master/LMS7002M_Data_Sheet_v3.1r00.pdf LMS7002M Datasheet (PDF)] - LMS7002M RF transceiver datasheet
 
* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LMS7002M-docs/blob/master/LMS7002M_Programming_and_Calibration_Guide_v31r05.pdf LMS7002M Programming and Calibration Guide (PDF)] - LMS7002M programming and calibration guide
 
* [https://github.com/myriadrf/LMS7002M-docs/blob/master/LMS7002M_Programming_and_Calibration_Guide_v31r05.pdf LMS7002M Programming and Calibration Guide (PDF)] - LMS7002M programming and calibration guide

Revision as of 11:40, 9 October 2017

1 LimeSDR-USB Boards

The LimeSDR-USB is available in versions with a Micro USB Type B socket and a USB Type A plug. Both versions are identical except USB connector.

LimeSDR-USB board with Micro USB Type B socket:

LimeSDR-USB with Micro USB Type B socket


LimeSDR-USB board with USB Type A plug:

LimeSDR-USB with USB Type A plug


2 Features and Specifications

Feature Description
RF Transceiver Lime Microsystems LMS7002M MIMO FPRF
FPGA Altera Cyclone IV EP4CE40F23 – also compatible with EP4CE30F23
USB 3.0 controller Cypress USB 3.0 CYUSB3014-BZXC
Oscillator Rakon RPT7050A @30.72MHz
Continuous frequency range 100 kHz – 3.8 GHz
Bandwidth 61.44MHz
RF connection 10 U.FL connectors (6 RX, 4 TX)
Power Output (CW) Up to 10dBm
Multiplexing 2×2 MIMO
Power Supply Via USB connector or optional external power supply
Status indicators Programmable LEDs
Dimensions 100mm x 60mm


3 Getting Help

If you have questions, the MyriadRF Discourse is a best place to ask for help.


4 Documentation

5 USB Drivers

Windows only, OSX and Linux users do not need to install drivers for USB support. Follow driver installation instructions in Driver Installation Documentation.

6 Software

6.1 LimeSuiteGUI

The LimeSuiteGUI is a powerful tool for configuring and debugging hardware platforms that are based around the LMS7002M transceiver chip. It allows you to view, edit, save and load the state of LMS7002M registers, perform board microcontroller firmware and FPGA gateware updates, and view FFT plots and configure various other on-board modules.


6.1.1 LimeSuiteGUI for Windows

The latest pre-compiled executable is LimeSuiteGUI_20170921_fa49d7.exe.

All the previous versions may be found here.

6.1.2 LimeSuiteGUI for other Operating Systems

How to build LimeSuiteGUI code from sources for other operating systems like Linux and OSX as well as Windows is explained here.


7 USB3 MCU and FPGA Binaries

Here are the links to pre-compiled MCU firmware and FPGA gateware (bitstream):


8 Board Design Files

Here are links to the schematic, PCB project and BOM:


9 Additional Components

Here is a list of additional components to be used with LimeSDR-USB board.