Nyt kit baner vej for LoRa-baseret kommunikation ved 868 MHz
Farnell element14 annoncerer det nye 'Arduino Pro Gateway Kit', der gør det muligt at opbygge langtrækkende LoRa-baseret kommunikation med lav interferens i 868 MHz frekvensbåndet (in english).Farnell element14 announces availability of the new Arduino Pro Gateway kit; providing an entrance to the world of LoRa connectivity using ultra-long range and high interference immunity wireless technology.
The Arduino Pro Gateway connects seamlessly with Arduino’s MKR WAN 1300 development board, allowing existing Arduino users to design and prototype long-range, low-power IoT devices in a familiar Arduino environment without changing platforms.
Installation, provisioning and remote management of the gateway are greatly simplified through the Arduino Create platform, enabling users to leverage LoRa connectivity in many potential applications including:
• Automated meter reading
• Environmental monitoring
• Smart cities
• Home and building automation
• Alarm and security systems
• Industrial control
• Irrigation systems
• Agricultural monitoring
The new gateway is designed around the Semtech SX1301 digital baseband chip: a powerful digital signal processing engine which enables robust connection between the Gateway and a large number of wireless end-points spread over a wide range of distances. The Arduino Pro Gateway offers up to eight LoRa channels in the 868 MHz frequency band, allowing it to receive up to eight LoRa packets simultaneously - making it the ideal device to use in LoRaWAN gateway applications.
The Gateway features a Listen Before Talk (LBT) capability, which allows users to transmit at higher power on the first free channel, achieving longer ranges than conventional gateways for LoRa. The gateway also comes pre-installed with an optimized packet forwarder and a carrier grade network server for LoRaWAN that is running on the Arduino Cloud, powered by A2A.
In addition to the Gateway with LoRa connectivity and the SX1301 baseband chipset, the kit contains:
• An adapter for the Raspberry Pi
• An aluminum enclosure
• The Raspberry Pi 3 model B+
• 5 V power supply
• Ethernet cable
• External antenna
Hari Kalyanaraman, Global Head of Emerging Businesses and Single Board Computers for Premier Farnell and Farnell element14, explains:
- The Arduino Pro Gateway kit combined with the Arduino Create platform provides an easy to deploy gateway solution that leverages LoRa connectivity across a wide range of applications including Environment Monitoring, Industrial Control / Automation, Smart Cities and more. This enables engineers developing LoRa applications to get to market faster.