Lime has a long track record in transceiver chip design. Our field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers offer unprecedented levels of programmability and support most frequency bands including 2G, CDMA, HSPA, LTE, LoRa, ZigBee, and Bluetooth, among many others.

Back in 2010, Lime, with its LMS 6002 product was the first multi band LTE transceiver. This was followed by our second generation LMS 7002 which significantly lowered power consumption and more recently LMS 8002 that offers unmatched flexibility operating from 100khz to 12 Ghz. It is this combination of power consumption and consistency of performance across an exceptionally wide bandwidth that makes Lime’s range of transceivers stand out.

Radio Spectrum300MHz – 3.8GHz100kHz – 3.8GHz100kHz – 12GHz
RF Bandwidth28 MHz120 MHz (through analog ports)
60 MHz (through digital interface)
120 MHz
DuplexFullFull and halfFull and half
Sample Rate (ADC/DAC)40 Msps160/640 Msps160/640 Msps
Digital Gates50K1M1M
Integrated MCUnoyesno
Power consumption (W)1.511.5
AvailabilityJan 2011October 2014To be announced
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Software Defined Radio

This is a virtualised radio with operating parameters configured in software running on x86 based commodity hardware. Until now this programmability has been the missing piece in the virtualised communications network, extending software control from the core to the Radio Access Network (RAN). This requires a new type of silicon, the field programmable RF device to cater for any deployment with optimum cost and flexibility.   Lime micro is the leader in this field with FPRF being a fundamental component of LimeSDR.

LimeSDR is a disruptive radio access innovation platform allowing wireless providers and operators to rapidly create new service offers, and operate in otherwise unprofitable business sectors. LimeSDR allows any device with a radio to be software enabled, opening up the possibility of embedding IOT gateways, or even an LTE small cell in everyday consumable products. Our radio solutions can be deployed anywhere connecting to any processor creating networks that are modular, low maintenance and scalable.

Software defined, virtualised 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 models of deployment. Lime is working with UK mobile operator EE (part of British Telecom) to run a pilot of LimeSDR to test coverage in remote areas of Scotland.


Lime has partnered with Ubuntu to create the Limenet app store which enables developers the means to connect their applications or software tools to LimeSDR. App-store functionality is the latest feature in the LimeSDR value proposition and uses Canonical’s snappy Ubuntu Core, a linux distribution that allows developers to download technology stacks and package their own applications. This is an exciting development with limitless possibilities that could lead to an explosion in niche applications helping to drive innovation.

Overall LimeSDR offers developers a level of flexibility, quality, openness and affordability not previously available in the context of the radio access network of any kind.

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