Salutations and greetings from Sunny Bangkok,
This is my first posting.
I need help as I think I have caused the FPGA to be erased somehow.
I received my brand new Lime SDR Mini2 today from Crowd supply after a patient wait of almost 9 mths.
I then had a brief look at the setup instructions on the website and then plugged it into y Mac USB3 External port (its on an extension hub).
On plug in, the LED’s seemed to blink then stay static.
I ran SDR Angel, and it kept crashing on startup.
I then Tried SDR++ and it would see the device but nothing happened on starting the stream.
After reading a little of the WIKI, I then loaded the LIME SUITE. It loaded ok from the command line.
I tried “LimeUtil --update” to ensure it was up-to-date (it would report “Programming update failed”)
I promptly read further and saw a topic about updating USB3_FX3
I downloaded the RAW image file LimeSDR-USB_fx3_fw.img, used the LimeSuiteGUI, to connect to my device, (successfully) then the menu MODULES>Programming>
I selected FPGA FLASH, then uploaded the LimeSDR-USB_fx3_fw.img successfully.
The LEDS’ were blinking, so I thought all was well. I exited the LimeSuiteGUI.
I tried SDR Angel and SDR++ again with no joy.
I unplugged the Mini 2, and plugged it in again. This time NO LEDS lit up!
LimeSuiteGUI OPTIONS>Connection Settings> sees LimeSDR Mini [USB3.0] 1DAxxxxxxxxx but reports
Error: Transferpacket: Write failed (ret=0)
INFO: Connected Control port: Unknown FW:0 HW:0 Protocol:0 GW:0.0 Ref Clk: -0.00Mhz
I would be very grateful for your kind assistance to guide me in recovering the LIME SDR Mini2.
then perhaps a pointer for newbies like me to get it going with common SDR software like SDR++ and ADRangel
Many thanks in advance for your patience and assistance.