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LoRaWan modules arrived (Long Range Low Power RF links)

Today the first LoRa modules arrived.
I will be hooking these things up to a new board I am working on, it also contains a W7500P from wiznet (a cortex m0 with ethernet/IP/TCP stack inside)
I Chose the complete LoRaWan implementation module from microchip to get started quickly. It communicates using a serial port using readable ASCII commands to the controlling MCU.

Next step is making a break out board for this thing, it looks big but is only about 26.7 mm long and 3.3 mm thick.

I will keep you updated.

What is its use? It can communicate over RF (868 MHz) using LoRa protocol, using very little energy and over a very long range (10 km??)

I am working on a easy to install sound-level and energy-monitoring/control system and think these modules can solve a piece of my very complex puzzle.

It appears everyone in the world is jumping on the bandwagon right now to enable this IoT stuff, but real results and implementations are hard to find.

If you need something like this, contact me, I will have first hand experience implementing LoRaWan and connecting it to low power MCU's and battery powered systems. ;-)


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