Lime USB locks up after a few minutes


#1

I can get my Lime USB to work, for a little while, but it inevitable fails then needs to be cold started.
Is it defective?
It’s been updated: Firmware is 4, Gateware is 2.18.
USB is 3.0 with external 12V, 2A supply.
Heatsink kit has been applied.

In Pothos, running simple_fm_demod, CPU is below 30% , then I get:
[04:28:04.177000] SoapySDR: Read(64 bytes) failed
[04:28:04.201000] SoapySDR: SetFrequencySXR(101 MHz) - cannot deliver frequency
[04:28:04.829000] SoapySDR: SetFrequencySXR(101.9 MHz) - cannot deliver frequency
[04:28:05.183000] SoapySDR: SetFrequencySXR(101.9 MHz) - cannot deliver frequency

Then, if I try to use Suite, on connecting I get:
[20:29:43] WARNING: Gateware version mismatch!
Expected gateware version 2, revision 18
But found version 0, revision 0
Follow the FW and FPGA upgrade instructions:
http://wiki.myriadrf.org/Lime_Suite#Flashing_images
Or run update on the command line: LimeUtil --update
[20:29:43] INFO: Reference clock 30.72 MHz
[20:29:43] INFO: Connected Control port: LimeSDR-USB FW:4 HW:0 Protocol:1 GW:0.0 Ref Clk: 30.72 MHz

Then Quicktest gives:
[ TESTING STARTED ]
->Start time: Wed Jan 23 20:31:46 2019

Gateware version mismatch!
Expected gateware version 2, revision 17
But found version 0, revision 0
Follow the FW and FPGA upgrade instructions:
http://wiki.myriadrf.org/Lime_Suite#Flashing_images
Or run update on the command line: LimeUtil --update

->Device: LimeSDR-USB, media=USB 3.0, module=FX3, serial=0009060B00491E2B, index=0
Serial Number: 0009060B00491E2B

[ Clock Network Test ]
->FX3 GPIF clock test
Test results: 1; 0; 0 - PASSED
->Si5351C test
CLK0: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK1: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK2: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK3: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK4: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK5: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
CLK6: 2 / 17554 - FAILED
FAILED
->VCTCXO test
Results : 4 (min); 4 (max) - FAILED
FAILED
->ADF4002 Test
Error
FAILED
->Clock Network Test FAILED

[ FPGA EEPROM Test ]
->Read EEPROM
->Read data: 11 02 14 11 02 14 02
->FPGA EEPROM Test PASSED

[ LMS7002M Test ]
->Perform Registers Test
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x82, endAddr=0x82) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x82, endAddr=0x82) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x84, endAddr=0x84) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x84, endAddr=0x84) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x85, endAddr=0x85) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x85, endAddr=0x85) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x86, endAddr=0x8c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x86, endAddr=0x8c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0xa8, endAddr=0xac) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0xa8, endAddr=0xac) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0xad, endAddr=0xae) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0xad, endAddr=0xae) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x100, endAddr=0x104) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x100, endAddr=0x104) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x100, endAddr=0x104) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x100, endAddr=0x104) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x105, endAddr=0x10b) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x105, endAddr=0x10b) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x105, endAddr=0x10b) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x105, endAddr=0x10b) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x10c, endAddr=0x114) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x10c, endAddr=0x114) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x10c, endAddr=0x114) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x10c, endAddr=0x114) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x115, endAddr=0x11a) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x115, endAddr=0x11a) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x115, endAddr=0x11a) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x115, endAddr=0x11a) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x11c, endAddr=0x124) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x11c, endAddr=0x124) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x11c, endAddr=0x124) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x11c, endAddr=0x124) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x200, endAddr=0x20c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x200, endAddr=0x20c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x200, endAddr=0x20c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x200, endAddr=0x20c) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x240, endAddr=0x261) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x240, endAddr=0x261) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x240, endAddr=0x261) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x240, endAddr=0x261) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x280, endAddr=0x2a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x280, endAddr=0x2a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x280, endAddr=0x2a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x280, endAddr=0x2a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x2c0, endAddr=0x2e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x2c0, endAddr=0x2e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x2c0, endAddr=0x2e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x2c0, endAddr=0x2e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x300, endAddr=0x327) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x300, endAddr=0x327) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x300, endAddr=0x327) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x300, endAddr=0x327) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x340, endAddr=0x367) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x340, endAddr=0x367) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x340, endAddr=0x367) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x340, endAddr=0x367) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x380, endAddr=0x3a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x380, endAddr=0x3a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x380, endAddr=0x3a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x380, endAddr=0x3a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x400, endAddr=0x40f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x400, endAddr=0x40f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x400, endAddr=0x40f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x400, endAddr=0x40f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x440, endAddr=0x461) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x440, endAddr=0x461) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x440, endAddr=0x461) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x440, endAddr=0x461) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x480, endAddr=0x4a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x480, endAddr=0x4a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x480, endAddr=0x4a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x480, endAddr=0x4a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x4c0, endAddr=0x4e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x4c0, endAddr=0x4e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x4c0, endAddr=0x4e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x4c0, endAddr=0x4e7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x500, endAddr=0x527) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x500, endAddr=0x527) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x500, endAddr=0x527) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x500, endAddr=0x527) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x540, endAddr=0x567) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x540, endAddr=0x567) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x540, endAddr=0x567) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x540, endAddr=0x567) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x580, endAddr=0x5a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x580, endAddr=0x5a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x580, endAddr=0x5a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x580, endAddr=0x5a7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x20, endAddr=0x2f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x20, endAddr=0x2f) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x92, endAddr=0xa7) - failed
RegistersTestInterval(startAddr=0x92, endAddr=0xa7) - failed
RegistersTest() failed
->LMS7002M Test FAILED

[ RF Loopback Test ]
->Configure LMS
SetFrequencySXT(1250 MHz) - cannot deliver frequency
TuneVCO(CGEN) - failed to lock (cmphl!=0)
SetFrequencyCGEN(491.52 MHz) failed
Failed to set sample rate
->RF Loopback Test FAILED

=> Board tests FAILED <=

Elapsed time: 0.93 seconds


#2

The most common cause of this is power brown-out, but with an external power supply this shouldn’t happen. Tagging @Zack for suggestions.


#3

I found the issue. The Hub I was using was not able to keep up. Works OK directly to motherboard, even just on USB power.


#4

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