Libelium SX1272 LoRa module SMA 4.5 dBi 900-915 MHz
Waspmote is an open source wireless sensor platform especially focused on the implementation of low consumption modes which allows the sensor nodes ("motes") to be completely autonomous, that is battery powered. The lifetime of Waspmote sensor nodes may go from 1 to 5 years depending on the duty cycle and the radio used.
The SX1272 LoRa module main advantage is the reach increasing but also the cost saving respect other similar modules like XBee 868 or XBee 900. The Multiprotocol Radio Shield can be used to connect two modules in order to combine the existing Cooking-Hacks modules and make connections between platforms. The SX1272 LoRa module uses the SPI bus. The SPI port allows more speed communication and frees up the UART for other purposes like debugging or to connect communication modules.
It comes with a 900 / 915 MHz antenna to be used in this frequency.
- Access to the complete list of kits and accessories of SX1272 LoRa module for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo here.
Note: As indicated in the product name, this item is valid for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo. It is NOT compatible with Waspmote.
Note: The LoRa module is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 model B with Libelium latest software.LoRa VS LoRaWAN
Libelium currently offers two options of this type of radio technology: LoRa and LoRaWAN
- LoRa contains only the link layer protocol and is perfect to be used in P2P communications between nodes. LoRa modules are a little cheaper that the LoRaWAN ones. It works in the 868 and 900MHz bands. Go to the LoRa Tutorial.
- LoRaWAN includes the network layer too so it is possible to send the information to any Base Station already connected to a Cloud platform. LoRaWAN modules may work in the 868/900/433MHz bands. Go to the LoRaWAN Tutorial.
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