"Applications include amateur radio, cellular networks, and much more," explains Lime Micro's Andrew Back of the project. "LimeRFE takes low-cost, high-performance, incredibly flexible software-defined radio to the next level. We can’t wait to see what the community builds with the combination of LimeSDR/LimeNET Micro and LimeRFE."
"We're pleased to work with Lime Microsystems to extend the benefits of mimik's proven technology to support next generation wireless broadband solutions," says Siavash Alamouti, chief executive of edge cloud specialist mimik technology and its entry into the growing LimeNET ecosystem.
Low-cost free and open source design, based on the LMS7002M and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, combines powerful software defined radio (SDR) capabilities with general purpose processing (GPP) for everything from cellular network deployment to amateur radio projects.
ESA will actually become an official backer of the LimeSDR Project - which is available through Crowd Supply - and Lime will make 200 LimeSDR Mini units for developers wanting to create applications in the field of satellite communications.
The Rakon oscillator − along with the Lime LMS7002 and Altera's FPGA − is one of the three key components in the LimeSDR platform.