The Starter Kit is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the Long Range Radio (LoRa®) module iM881A. The kit contains two demo boards and two radio modules soldered on specific adapter boards. The modules are pre-programmed with the Long Range Radio firmware.

The demo board is the basic platform of the Starter Kit and provides several functional units. These units include power supply, USB interface, and several input and output elements, such as push buttons, DIP switches, potentiometer, and LEDs. In addition all pads of the attached radio module can be accessed via pin connectors.
Connection between the radio module and the demo board is established via a module-specific adapter board. The radio module is soldered on the adapter board which is attached to the demo board through pin connectors. The adapter board also has a SMA jack connected to the RF output of the radio module, which can be used to connect an external antenna (or RF measuring and test equipment).
By using the adapter boards all WiMOD radio modules can be attached to the same demo board. In that way an easy comparison between the modules is achieved to determine which one is the best for a target product. The adapter boards including the appropriate radio modules can be ordered separately to expand the Starter Kit.

Application Areas
  • Automated Meter Reading
  • Home and Building Automation
  • Wireless Alarm and Security Systems
  • Industrial Monitoring and Control
  • Long Range Irrigation Systems
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Smart Cities
Includings
  • 2x demo board
  • 2x module specific adapter board
  • 2x radio module soldered on the adapter board
  • 2x external antenna
  • 2x USB cable
  • 4x battery
  • Application & Software
WiMOD LR Studio
  • DLL and GUI for Windows
  • Module Configuration
  • Radio Link Test
  • Data Link Services
  • Packet Sniffer
  • Real Time Clock
  • RadioTest Function
  • Comprehensive Logging Capabilitie
Frequency rangeSRD Band 863 to 870 MHz
ModulationLoRa® Spread-Spectrum
RF output powerup to +14 dBm (50Ω pad)
Receiver sensitivity-138 dBm (SF 12; SB 125 kHz, CR 4/6)-134 dBm (SF 12; SB 250 kHz, CR 4/6)-128 dBm (SF 12; SB 500 kHz, CR 4/6)
RF datarate0.24 to 37.5 kbps250kbps FSK-modulation
RF rangeup to 12000 m (line of sight)
Operating voltage1.8 V to 3.6 V
Current consumption1.4 μA (module in sleep, RTC running)11 mA (Rx)38 mA (Tx @ 3.0 V/ +14 dBm);28 mA (Tx @ 3.0 V/ +13 dBm)
InterfacesUARTSPI*I²C*RF (LoRa®)
IOsDigital IOsAnalog Inputs

* This functionality is not part of the standard firmware.

The WiMOD Studios are Windows applications which allow you to explore the capabilities of the pre-programmed firmware. The GUI offers a comfortable way to configure and control the features of the embedded radio stack.

Playlist: WiMOD LoRaWAN® EndNode Studio
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WiMOD Demo Board User Guide (Download PDF)

WiMOD iM88x Range Test (Download PDF)

WiMOD LR Starter Kit Quick Start Guide (Download PDF)

WiMOD iM880B RF Settings (Download PDF)

WiMOD iM880B Firmware Update for iM880B (Download PDF)

LoRaWAN GitHub Code Quick Start Guide (Download PDF)

WiMOD LoRaWAN® EndNode Package (2019.09.12)
This file contains the current WiMOD LoRaWAN® firmware (hex-file) for  iM881A, iM880B, iM980A and iU880B . This version of the firmware has passed the LoRaWAN® certification process. It contains all necessary documentation and release information.
WiMOD_LoRaWAN_EndNode_Package_2019_09_12.zip

WiMOD LoRaWAN® EndNode Studio

This is a GUI for easy configuration of LoRaWAN® compliant radio nodes. It supports Direct Activation and Over The Air (OTA) Activation, and provides the possibility to transmit unconfirmed and confirmed data.
It contains the current firmware for iM881A, iM880B, iM980A, iU880B and all necessary documentation and release information
WiMOD_LoRaWAN_EndNode_Studio_2019_09_12.zip

WiMOD LR Base Firmware
This file contains the current WiMOD LR firmware (hex-file) for iM881A, iM880B and iU880B.

WiMOD LR Studio V1_23_0
The WiMOD LR Studio is part of the WiMOD Starter Kit. It is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the Long Range module iM881A, iM880B and iU880B.

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