Power-Up PCBA #10: LoRa-E5 for Just $5.90 with Seeed Fusion PCB Assembly

LoRa-E5 is the world’s first LoRa module embedded with the ST system-level MCU. Since the launch of LoRa-E5, it has proven popular with the LoRaWAN community. To thank everyone for supporting LoRa-E5, and help more users get a taste of LoRa-E5 and implement it into their designs, Seeed is happy to announce that the LoRa-E5 has now been added to the Seeed Open Parts Library (OPL) for Seeed Fusion PCBA. When used with the Seeed Fusion PCB Assembly service, the LoRa-E5 module is available at just US$5.90 (40% discount, original price US$9.90).

Real LoRa-E5 Module Applications

Enhancing the capabilities of LoRa technology, the LoRa-E5 (STM32WLE5JC) module is highly suited for long-distance and ultra-low power consumption applications and is easy to install and fine-tune. However, by combining the LoRa RF transceiver and Arm® Cortex®‐M4 core, LoRa-E5 lowers BOM costs, simplifies development and reduces the form factor, making it an excellent choice for new smart IoT projects.

LoRa-E5 is suitable for LoRaWAN sensor nodes and networks. It can play an important role in providing smart and efficient networks for applications including smart cities, smart homes, e-health, agriculture and other fields. If you want to calibrate LoRaWAN sensors, build IoT converters or support any long-distance wireless communication application, then LoRa-E5 is a low-cost yet powerful candidate.

Hardware engineers from TTN (The Things Network) first designed and developed a feather-style breakout board for the LoRa-E5 LoRa-WAN module. Using Seeed’s turnkey Fusion PCB assembly service, the physical prototype was made and delivered to their doorstep. If you are interested in turning your design into a physical product, come and give Seeed Fusion a try.

Seeed recently also introduced three of their own LoRa-E5 designs: Grove LoRa-E5, LoRa-E5 Mini and LoRa-E5 development kits. These development boards using Seeed’s STM32WL based LoRa-E5 modules can be controlled through AT commands or programmed with the STM32Cube ecosystem. These three new boards exponentially expand development options for this ultra-compact “chip”.

The LoRa-E5 module is designed to industry standards and is suitable for industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products, such as intelligent manufacturing, such as intelligent manufacturing, aerospace and construction, the foundation of Industry 4.0 and smart factories.

The highly integrated LoRa-E5 has great flexibility. For industrial customers who wish to develop software on the module’s MCU, they can easily manipulate other GPIOs, including UART, I2C, ADC, etc.

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Seeed is an official ST Authorized Partner to bring you STMicroelectronics solutions from Modules to Development Boards, one-stop prototyping services with Seeed Fusion, and integration customization.

LoRa-E5 has been added to Seeed Open Parts Library (OPL), available for just USD$5.90!

What does that mean? Like all PCBA OPL components, these parts are available for use with the Seeed Fusion PCB Assembly service at a lower price, but more importantly, these parts are stocked locally, so if all parts are sourced from the OPLs, then super fast PCB assembly can be realized from as little as 7 working days.

Based on one part per PCBA. Until further notice.

From the OPL, LoRa-E5 is available at $7.90, 20% lower than the retail price, and for quantities above 1,000, the price is further reduced to USD$5.90, a 40% discount.

Just add the LoRa-E5 module Seeed SKU (317990687) to your Bill of materials and the smart quotation platform will automatically retrieve the discounted price and faster procurement time. With the smart online platform, you can get a complete turnkey PCB assembly quotation in minutes.

Seeed is a complete manufacturing solution that has helped many companies and institutions, large and small, achieve their goals with professionalism, to give you maximum peace of mind. In addition to providing support for the LoRa-E5 module, all PCB assembly orders include Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacture engineering services free of charge. Furthermore, to reduce the burden on start-ups and small businesses, Seeed Fusion provides free prototyping support for business users. When your product is ready for batch production (100 pieces or more), you can get the cost of prototyping with Seeed Fusion refunded.

Exciting News! Seeed Fusion PCBA is providing designers with 5 free Lora-E5 modules for prototype PCBA orders. Click and learn more.

Seeed has over 12 years of experience in the field of electronics manufacturing and has been recognized by many customers in many different industries around the world. We are confident that Seeed can provide you with affordable and expert PCB manufacturing and assembly services for your LoRaWAN equipment.

Attention! For the first time ever, we’re bringing you free functional testing of 1 piece for every PCBA order. Seeed Fusion functional testing ensures the quality of PCBA products and avoids delays in product release due to rework. Come and get the first try!

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May 2021