LimeSDR Mini version ?

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LimeSDR Mini version ?

Post by F1BFU » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:18 pm

Hello

I see on the site Myriad RF that there would be two versions of LimeSDR :

- LimeSDR-Mini v1.1
- LimeSDR-Mini v1.2

Which version has been validated for the Porstdown?

By cons I can not find the difference between the two versions. Does somebody have an idea ?

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Re: LimeSDR Mini version ?

Post by F1BFU » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Sorry

I find in the Wiki the LimeSDR on the Portsdown is version 1,26.
please ignore my question.

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Re: LimeSDR Mini version ?

Post by G8GKQ » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:46 pm

Gilles

You are getting mixed up:

There are 2 hardware versions of the LimeSDR Mini. These are v1.1 and V1.2. You can read the hardware version on the PCB near the USB Connector. They both work with the Portsdown.

There are many firmware/gateware versions for the Lime SDR Mini. The correct version for Portsdown is 1.29. See the text here: https://wiki.batc.org.uk/Using_LimeSDR_ ... ation_Menu

Hope that helps

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Re: LimeSDR Mini version ?

Post by ON1BTE » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:19 am

Hello

At the moment I have 2 LimeSDR Mini at my disposal. When I request a test report, I get for the first one:
Portsdown LimeSDR Mini Test report
Det: Hardware V1.1, Firmware V6, Gateware V1.29
All test passed.

For the second LimeSDR Mini I get:
Portsdown LimeSDR Mini Test report
Det: Hardware V1.3, Firmware V6, Gateware V1.30 (in red)
All test passed.

I read that one should actually have V1.29
So through the menu I tried to do a Force update to V1.29 but I get the following message:
Firmware upgrade unsuccessful. Further Investigation required.
The Portsdown with V1.30 Gateware seems to work normally. The spectrum also looks normal.

Patrick, ON1BTE

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Re: LimeSDR Mini version ?

Post by G8GKQ » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm

Hi Patrick

When the current update of Portsdown software was wrtitten, V1.29 was the latest Gateware available. As the previous Gateware version changes from V1.27 to V1.28 and V1.28 to V1.29 had needed Portsdown software modifications, I made the assumption that any future Gateware versions would not work with that Portsdown software.

In fact, the changes in Gateware version 1.30 are minor and the Portsdown works perfectly with it. So please ignore the error messages and continue to use V1.30.

The next Portsdown update will remove these error messages.

Dave, G8GKQ

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