The SX1272 LoRa module main advantage is the reach increasing but also the cost saving respect other similar modules like XBee 868 or XBee 900. The Multiprotocol Radio Shield can be used to connect two modules in order to combine the existing Cooking-Hacks modules and make connections between platforms. The SX1272 LoRa module uses the SPI bus. The SPI port allows more speed communication and frees up the UART for other purposes like debugging or to connect communication modules.
It comes with a 868 MHz antenna to be used in this frequency.
- Access to the complete list of kits and accessories of SX1272 LoRa module for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo here.
Note: As indicated in the product name, this item is valid for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo. It is NOT compatible with Waspmote.
Note: The LoRa module is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 model B with our latest software.
Note: in Arduino this module has to be used with the Multiprotocol Radio Shield.LoRa VS LoRaWAN
If you are interested in a Waspmote unit with LoRa connectivity, please consider these items:
Libelium's LoRa module works in both 868 and 900 MHz ISM bands, which makes it suitable for virtually any country. Those frequency bands are lower than the popular 2.4 GHz band, so path loss attenuation is better in LoRa. In addition, 868 and 900 MHz are bands with much fewer interference than the highly populated 2.4 GHz band.
Besides, these low frequencies provide great penetration in possible materials (brick walls, trees, concrete), so these bands get less loss in the presence of obstacles than higher bands.
The Multiprotocol Radio Shield is an interconnection shield for Arduino, and was designed to connect two communication modules at the same time. This that means a lot of possibilities and applications can be made using the cooking-hacks modules.
The Multiprotocol Radio Shield includes the SPI bus connections that allows the use of the RS-485 and CAN Bus modules, but also is compatible with the rest of the cooking-hacks modules as RFID, XBee and Bluetooth.
The idea behind the Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge is to allow to use any of the shields, boards and modules designed for Arduino in Raspberry Pi.
It includes also the possibility of connecting digital and analog sensors, using the same pinout of Arduino but with the power and capabilities of Raspberry.
If you are interested in Internet of Things (IoT) or M2M projects check our open source sensor platform Waspmote which counts with more than 100 sensors available to use 'off the shelf', a complete API with hundreds of ready to use codes and a low consumption mode of just 0.7µA to ensure years of battery life.
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