1 Driver installation
This chapter guides through the USB3 driver installation for the LimeSDR-USB board under Windows and Linux operating systems.
Press the big button to install drivers-button will either say 'Install Driver' or 'Replace Driver', depending on your Windows environment and settings. Press the button to install! Hey, you made it, congratulations! You are ready to get started with your NESDR. HDSDR is a freeware Software Defined Radio (SDR) program for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Typical applications are Radio listening, Ham Radio, SWL. Arcticdx.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-sd includes a nice comment ' 'I have an SDRPlay RSPdx and also a Microtelecom Perseus used wit twitter.com/i/web/status/1 1. O Under Windows, when switching back from bootloader to normal “application” SDR mode, the FCD seems to stay in bootloader mode. Workaround: remove FCD and plug back in again a few seconds later. O Under OS X and Linux, Switch to bootloader crashes the app. Workaround: Restart the application without removing the FCD. Previously the driver was only available for Linux, however, now over on SourceForge user randaller has ported this driver to Windows. To use the driver in SDR# simply unzip all the files into the SDR# folder, then while using the dongle in SDR# open the librtlsdrwincontrol.exe file to open the control interface.
1.1 Linux USB drivers
No need to install USB3 drivers for Linux operating system, while it comes with libusb library.
1.2 Windows USB driver installation procedure
Download the latest Windows drivers from Github, select Clone or Download and then Download ZIP as shown in Figure 1. The name of the archive will be Windows-drivers-master.zip by default. Extract the archive.
First time LimeSDR-USB board is connected to the PC, follow the installation procedure below.
- Press Start Menu, type Device Manager and press enter. Device Manager window appears.
- When LimeSDR-USB board is plugged in, in Device Manager it appears as LimeSDR-USB under Other devices. Right click on the LimeSDR-USB and select Update Driver Software.Figure 2. Update driver software
- Select driver installation manually and choose driver from downloaded package (Windows-drivers-masterWinDriver_LimeSDR-USB). Choose the driver which is suitable for the operating system running:
- Windows XP (wxp)
- Windows Vista (vista)
- Windows 7 (win7)
- Windows 8 (win8)
- Windows 8.1 (win81)
Figure 3. Browse for driver softwareFigure 4. Select driver location
- x86 (32bit-i386)
- x64 (64bit-amd64)
- After successful installation “Myriad-RF LimeSDR-USB” will appear under USB controller devices.Figure 5. Successful LimeSDR-USB installationFigure 6. Device manager window after installation
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