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LoRa Long Range Radio Lorawan Alliance Certified Starter Kits

Starter Kits

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SK-iM282A – Long Range Radio Starter Kit

The Starter Kit is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the Long Range Radio (LoRa®) module iM282A. 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.

Details

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.

 

Content

WiMOD LR Studio

  • 2x demo board
  • 2x module specific adapter board
  • 2x radio module soldered on the adapter board
  • 2x external antenna
  • 2x USB cable
  • Application & Software

 

 

  • Studio GUI for Windows
  • Module Configuration
  • Radio Link Test
  • Data Link Services
  • Packet Sniffer
  • Real Time Clock
  • Sensor App
  • Comprehensive Logging Capabilities

  • 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


Frequency range: SRD Band 2.4 GHz
Modulation: LoRa®, FLRC, (G) FSK
RF output power: up to +12 dBm (50Ω pad)
Receiver sensitivity:

-130 dBm (SF 12;  SB 203 kHz, CR 4/6)
-127 dBm (SF 12;  SB 406 kHz, CR 4/6)
-126 dBm (SF 12;  SB 812 kHz, CR 4/6)
-120 dBm (SF 12;  SB 1625 kHz, CR 4/6)

RF datarate: 476 bps to 2.3 Mbps 
depending on modulation and settings
RF range: up to 10 000 m (line of sight)
Operating voltage: 1.8 V to 3.6 V
Current consumption:

0.8 µA (module in sleep, RTC off)
2 μA (module in sleep, RTC running)
9 mA (Rx, MCU sleep)
34 mA (Tx @ 3.0 V/ +12 dBm, MCU sleep)
25 mA (Tx @ 3.0 V/ +8 dBm, MCU sleep)

Interfaces: UART
SPI*
I²C*
IO's:

Digital IOs
Analog Inputs
Pre-certified according to RED

* This functionality is not part of the standard firmware.

WiMOD LR_Studio (LoRa)

The WiMOD LR Studio is a Windows application which allows to explore the capabilities of the IMST LoRa® module, an ultra-low-power, high-performance, pre-certified Long Range radio module. The Windows GUI offers a comfortable way to configure and control the features of the embedded WiMOD Radio Stack.

Introduction

General Information:
 iM282A_AN024_FirmwareUpdate_V1_0.pdf This Application Note provides a brief description for software development with iM282A. It also describes how to update the modules firmware with the integrated bootloader.
iM282A_AN023_RangeTest_V1_0.pdf This Application Note includes results of various range tests made with the SK-iM282A.
DemoBoard_UserGuide_V2_5.pdf The aim of this document is to give a detailed product description including interfaces, features and functionalities of the WiMOD Demo Board.
iM282A_StarterKit_QuickStartGuide.pdf This document describes how to get the Starter-Kit SK-iM282A running.

 

LR_Base_Plus:
WiMOD_LR_Base_Plus_Feature_Spec_V1_0.pdf This document outlines the WiMOD LR Base Plus firmware features. This firmware supports the following radio WiMOD LR radio module iM282A
WiMOD_LR_Base_Plus_HCI_Spec_V1_1.pdf Host Controller Interface specification. The WiMOD LR Base Plus HCI protocol is designed to expose the radio module services to an external host controller. The communication between host and the radio (WiMOD) is based on so called HCI messages which can be sent through a UART interface. The WiMOD LR Base Plus firmware provides several services for configuration, control and radio link access.
WiMOD_LR_Base_Plus_Firmware_V1_0.zip This file contains the current WiMOD LR firmware (hex-file) for iM282A.
WiMOD_LR_Studio_V1_27_0.zip 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 iM282A.
WiMOD_LR_ExampleCode_V1_1.zip This file contains two projects: A “C++” implementation of LR_Base_Plus_HCI interface and a “C” implementation of LR_Base_Plus_HCI interface for EFM32TG840F32 platform.

WiMOD_LR_DevTool_V2_4_0.zip This tool is intended to be used for the first steps of implementing the HCI interface between the radio module and the host MCU. It is a basic tool for checking if the basic communication primitives are working. It generates the packets in raw format of the HCI interface.