Please note in the end the problem on my Board as indicated by Ben (PE2BEN) has been solved.Turned out I had an empty USB3 flash caused by a trial to update the Cypres USB3.0 software (after the selftest kept freezing after one second decided to try this option…Now I know it is a problem with a USB 3.0 port that is probably 1st generation and needs serious update) only to get back an "upload failed"and being sent back to the (in)famous Westbridge 2.0 USB status.
Finally managed to find the correct Cypress driver (Cypress USB Bootloader via “Let me pick from a list etc” in WIN10 updatedriver) in package cy_ssusbsuite_v1.3.3.zip that was recognized by the Cypress Program “CyControl.exe”.
Followed instructions in LimeSDR-USB User Guide called Chapter 5 Flashing the USB 3.0 microcontroller.
For updating the FX3 firmware please follow the Lime Suite documentation instead and execute : To install updated or custom firmware on the FX3 USB 3.0 microcontroller, first download and extract the “CyControl.exe” application from the cy_ssusbsuite_vn.n.n.zip package. Cypress FX3 USB microcontroller has an integrated boot loader, which starts automatically after power-up or reset. If the flash memory is empty or connector J13 on the LimeSDR-USB is open, the USB 3.0 microcontroller boots with the factory default firmware. Run the “USB Control Center” application on the host PC and in the menu click “Cypress USB BootLoader”.
After that I again flashed my Lime with the correct image, reinstalled the Windows drivers and reprogrammed via Modules > Programming > Automatic Updates all the correct software. (using of course the latest LimeSuiteGui).
Using the LimeSDR now in Console V3 where it keeps freezing but this another Lime challenge to tackle HI
PS Also struggled with a faulty jumper J17 FX3Boot that turned out to be all…plastic somewhere having lost the inner metal part guess…Seen in the Forum that I wasn’t the first person suffering from this.