In a previous New Product Post we introduced our LoRaWAN Sensors and Gateways. This time we will introduce our new LoRa development kits.
LoRa is a low power wide area network modulation technique for wireless communication. On top of this wireless infrastructure sits the LoRaWAN network protocol. The open design of LoRaWAN together with the Long-range capabilities make LoRa Technology ideal for the Internet of Things (IoT) and in recent years it has become the de facto standard for wireless IoT equipment.
The standard setup for LoRa Systems consists of (multiple) sensors connected to a LoRaWAN Gateway. This Gateway in turn can connect to the internet where it can be connected to a server and combined with applications.
To help you design your own products for the Internet of things we are happy to announce our LoRa-E5 development kits. A while ago we released the LoRa-E5, the worlds first combo of LoRa RF and MCU chip. It is a low cost, ultra-low power high performance LoRaWAN module that is smaller than most coins. Our new development kits make it easier for everybody to build prototypes with which support LoRa technology.
Grove LoRa-E5 Dev Kit
The Grove LoRa-E5 module comes with a Grove standard interface and an on-board antenna. The plug and play design makes it is easy to connect it to other grove modules. You can controll the kit through AT commands from the main board through an UART connection. This is the easiest way to equip your development board with LoRa wireless transmission function.
LoRa-E5 Dev Kit
This development board is for rapid testing and prototyping. It’s GPIO can connect to different interfaces, including RS-485, Grove, Dupont male/female pin headers.
On the other end there are many periphereals that can be connected to the board including temperature sensors, battery holders, reserved SPI-flash bonding pads.
LoRa-E5 mini Dev Kit
This is a smaller version of the development Kit. Like the LoRa-E5 Dev kit it has a Full GPIO as well as a RESET and a BOOT button.
It’s compact size makes it ideal for building small-sized prototypes.
That’s all from us for now, and we are excited to see all the new LoRa devices that you will come up with.