So once it arrived, everything worked. I played around with Universal Radio Hacker and stuff.
Due to lack of time, it ended up in a locker after a couple of days.
Until today that is, which is when I pulled it out just to see that:
Universal Radio Hacker wouldn’t be able to use it (Raspberry Pi 3):
LimeSDR-OPEN (LimeSDR Mini, media=USB 3, module=FT601, serial=1D5881B332D4B1, index=0): Success LimeSDR-INIT: Error Code: -1 (-1) LimeSDR: failed to start rx mode
Thought maybe was something wrong with Rasp… USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 …maybe voltage too low and stuff… so I bought an USB HUB, which was supposed to give it more joice… nothing… same…
So I plugged it into a Windows 10 box. Same.
[ TESTING STARTED ] ->Start time: Wed May 4 13:27:50 2022 ->LimeSuite version: 20.10.0-g1480bfea ->Device: LimeSDR Mini, media=USB 3, module=FT601, serial=1D5881B332D4B1, index=0, HW=3, GW=1.30 Serial Number: 1D5881B332D4B1 Chip temperature: 45 C [ Clock Network Test ] ->REF clock test Test results: 22116; 35313; 48510 - PASSED ->VCTCXO test Results : 6711085 (min); 6711238 (max) - PASSED ->Clock Network Test PASSED [ FPGA EEPROM Test ] ->Read EEPROM ->Read data: 13 0A 15 13 0A 15 02 ->FPGA EEPROM Test PASSED [ LMS7002M Test ] ->Perform Registers Test ->External Reset line test Reg 0x20: Write value 0xFFFD, Read value 0xFFFD Reg 0x20: value after reset 0x0FFFF ->LMS7002M Test PASSED [ RF Loopback Test ] ->Configure LMS TuneVCO(CGEN) - failed to lock (cmphl!=0) SetFrequencyCGEN(61.44 MHz) failed TuneVCO(CGEN) - failed to lock (cmphl!=0) SetFrequencyCGEN(122.88 MHz) failed Failed to set sample rate ->RF Loopback Test FAILED => Board tests FAILED <= Elapsed time: 3.02 seconds
which is when I started to become worried… but come on… I said to myself…it must be something with firmware… maybe… right?
Flashed it like 3 times…not with --update but explicitly providing bin files… nothing.