This is the quick start information for installation of the Windows drivers, the driver must be installed before you can use SDR Console.


See: driver installation for latest information.

  • Download the Windows drivers from Windows drivers as a ZIP file
    • Select Clone or download
    • Select Download ZIP
  • The ZIP file contains the drivers for various versions of Windows.

Now follow the instructions on driver installation.


Make sure you are using the latest firmware, information is on the wiki: [Link].  Use the LimeSuitGUI program to load new firmware; a very simple process. The LimeSuiteGUI is downloaded hereFirmware info is here.


Source Code (Developer Only)

The Lime support library source code is on GitHub here, the main header file is here. For LimeRFE support the library source code is on GitHub here, the main header file is here.

The only project needed is LimeSuite, other projects can be (and should be) ignored.

The Cypress EZ-USB FX3 SDK must be installed before the LimeSuite library is built.



For best Lime experiance:

✓ Use an external power supply, required voltage is between 6V and 12v.

✓ Use a powered USB hub - many motherboards cannot supply enough current, especially for the LimeSDR Mini which does not support an external power supply. 

✓ Keep your hardware cool:

  • Add heatsinks to the FPGA and Lime LMS7002M
  • If in a case make sure there's airflao - add a small fan
  • Use low bandwidths, lower bandwidths process less data, the FPGA (big chip) will have less work to do and be cooler






ZS6YI on QO-100

Here is a YouTube video of QO-100, the station you hear at the start is ZS6YI.

The equipment:

  • LimeSDR,
  • Octagon LNB,
  • 1.4m prime focus dish.

The Octagon LNB is unmodified, as aresult it drifts badly. At the top right of the video you see the Geostationary Satellite Beacon window which is locking the display to the upper QO-100 beacon.

The S Meter is using the analog option, displaying Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) which is a good option for satellite use.