Lime Microsystems, in partnership with Seeed Studio have announced SDR Starter Kit for its LimeSDR platform based on the Grove Platform. This is compatible with the Raspberry Pi platform. Moreover, the kit is priced at $249 (c. £180 / €200).

The kit has a LimeSDR Mini with antennas optimised for 433/868/915 MHz unlicensed bands plus a GrovePi+. Along with it, kit contains an array of Grove sensors and outputs, most of them support Scratch extension. The kit provides information on learning SDR basics and developing IoT applications. It is focused upon educational use and for the beginners. Users will be able to create various applications by integrating the hardware components with Lime’s ScratchRadio software extension. The LimeSDR has been driving application domains such as cellular, IoT, DVB, GNSS and other RF applications.

Seeed is said to be a prototyping service and hardware innovation platform. Its purpose is to help people develop their ideas into products. It works along with various technology firms for providing expertise, in-house engineering facilities, supply chain management and manufacturing forces. Seeed feels the kit will prove helpful for users willing to learn about SDR and wanting to build IoT projects using LimeSDR Mini’s SDR starter kit. It is said that the kit will open access to the SDR technology to as many people as possible. Not only this kit will serve Scratch and educational environments, it can also be used to serve applications that integrate with existing off-the-shelf systems, such as wireless thermostats and remote controls.

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