LoRa module supports low-power IoT applications

Posted By : Mick Elliott
LoRa module supports low-power IoT applications

The innovative Type ABZ LoRa module from Murata is a compact low-power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long-range wireless protocol and is designed to help increase the adoption of the LoRaWAN platform and make it the standard for LPWANs that support low-power Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 

It is in stock at Mouser Electronics.

The module is capable of supporting a wide range of sensors through 18 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs).

It includes a Semtech SX1276 ultra long range spread spectrum wireless transceiver and a STMicro STM32L0 series ARM Cortex-M0+ 32 bit microcontroller, with communication via UART, SPI, or I2C interfaces.

The microcontroller includes 192 kBytes of flash and 20 kBytes of RAM, offering enough memory to embed customer applications and host other modulation stacks. It also offers an optional STSAFE secure element to enhance the network security capabilities. Pre-certified radio regulatory approvals for operating in the 868 MHz and 915 MHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) spectrum in most geographical regions of the world are available with the module.

The device’s normal output power is +14 dBm but a PA boost function can be selected to increase radio frequency (RF) output to + 20 dBm for long-range applications.

Measuring just 12.5 × 11.6 × 1.76mm, the module is housed in a metal shielded package.

Typical applications for the module include smart metering, wearables, tracking, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and IoT edge nodes.


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