Lime Microsystems chief executive Ebrahim Bushehri has been named in the 2021 OpenUK Honours List for his work with the company driving the democratisation of wireless communication technologies through open hardware and software via the MyriadRF initiative.
“The 2021 Influencers are 100 top Influencers across the UK’s Open Technology communities,” OpenUK explains of the honours list, which is based on the British honours system for rewarding individuals’ bravery, achievement, and service. “They hail from all walks of Open Source Software, Open Hardware and Open Data. This is the list of those to watch in UK leadership in Open Technology in 2021. All have influenced and are influencing Open Technology whether through social media, their jobs, community contributions, policy or education.”
Bushehri is among a small number of honour recipients in the Open Hardware category, chosen for his work at Lime Microsystems on the LimeSDR family of open hardware software defined radios (SDRs) and his founding of the MyriadRF effort to build a multi-stakeholder community of related projects. Powered by Lime Micro’s LMS7002M field-programmable radio-frequency integrated circuit (FPRF IC), the low-cost high-performance LimeSDR family has become the device of choice in a range of fields across academia, industry, and even hobby.
At the time of writing, Bushehri had overseen the distribution of over 12,000 open hardware LimeSDR boards, driven by open source software, to developers across the globe. These devices have been used in community projects ranging from amateur satellite communications to digital TV transmission, cellular communications, lab spectrometry, and can even be found aboard the International Space Station.
The honour stands as recognition for the contributions Lime Microsystems and Bushehri have made to open hardware and software in the years past, and stand as proof of their commitment to continue pushing the frontiers of democratised radio communication in years to come.
More information on the MyriadRF project can be found on the official website.