Our mission to enable Universal Wireless and Affordable Connectivity

65% of the worlds population don’t have access to cellular and wireless broadband connectivity. Traditional solutions supplied by a closed group of vendors using expensive hardware are uneconomic for operators to deploy. Lime’s approach based on an open source hardware platform using readily available semiconductors and Lime’s transceiver is becoming the established way forward.

These open source platforms offer unprecedented levels of configurability. They allow system designers to create wireless networking equipment for any mobile or wireless communication standard and provide operators with end to end programmable networks.

Lime is the driving force behind key initiatives to democratise wireless innovation, revolutionise the way that radio access networks are built, bring transparency to spectrum utilisation, and encourage the next generation of wireless engineers.


About Lime

Lime Microsystems specialises in field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers, SDR solutions, IoT gateways and mobile base stations for the next generation of wireless broadband systems.

Our story


Lime pioneered the creation of the single chip transceiver. Our field-programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers offer unmatched levels of programmability, and support frequency bands and international standards including all global variants of 2G, 3G (CDMA, HSPA), 4G (LTE), IoT (LoRa) and many others.


Software defined, virtualized radio is clearly established as the way forward for the wireless industry offering increased agility, cost savings and the opportunity to scale fast and explore new technologies and models of deployment.


Lime is a leading player behind key initiatives to democratise wireless innovation, revolutionise the way that radio access networks are built and bring transparency to spectrum utilisation. These initiatives are the springboard for transforming the ways for building and deploying communication networks.


Lime has partnered with a number of key organisations that are equally committed to establishing disruptive technology ecosystems.  Together we provide platforms for radically open innovation that enable us to meet the growing demands of a diverse range of wireless communications.

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Hands-on with uSDR + WSDR

uSDR is an embedded software-defined radio (SDR) board based on Lime Microsystem’s LMS6002D field-programmable RF (FPRF). It is packaged in a convenient M.2 2230 form factor and can be interfaced via either USB or PCIe. In addition to embedded use, it may also be employed as a compact peripheral for…

Accelerating 5G Open-RAN to meet the UK’s future communications needs to develop new telecoms networks for the UK

Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure, Sir John Whittingdale, said: “Harnessing the UK’s innovation and technological expertise will deliver the world-leading digital infrastructure that is so fundamental to growing our economy. The Secure 5G project will pave the way for more secure and competitive telecoms networks in the UK, benefiting industries across the board.

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