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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_20170629_6436c7.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.

10 See Also