Reliable LoRa deployments with ultra compact integrated LoRa gateway module

23-10-2018 | Murata | Subs & Systems

Murata has released the LBAA0ZZ1QM (US) and LBAA0ZZ1TY (EU) LoRa Pico Gateway 14-pin metal-shielded module. Supporting eight channels and offered in two alternative versions for use in either EU or US ISM bands, this ultra-compact module measures only 55mm x 21mm x 3.4mm and is believed to be the world’s smallest LoRaWAN gateway module. Developed as a single substrate low-cost module that can facilitate the fast provision of low data rate LoRa radio links, the module includes a Semtech SX1308 transceiver concentrator able to manage packets from many remotely dispersed end-points, two Semtech SX1257 highly integrated RF front end I/Q transceivers and an STMicroElectronics STM32F401 Arm Cortex M4 microcontroller. A Skyworks RF front-end multi-chip module gives antenna matching, receiver pre-amplifier and transmitter final stage function.

“This module is a significant step, ready to accelerate the growth of LoRaWAN use cases requiring widespread deployment of picocells, such as smart building applications,” said Actility CEO Oliver Hersent. “We are working with Murata to ensure out of the box compatibility with our market-leading ThingPark IoT network management platform, so our customers can benefit from the most cost-effective picocell gateways. This will be particularly valuable for integrators of ThingPark Enterprise targetting in-building and in-factory solutions.”

Wienke Giezeman, founder and CEO of The Things Network, commented "Murata understands the future of LoRaWAN very well by providing an easy way for any router, set-top box and base station makers to offer LoRaWAN in their products in a very easy way. We are very happy to partner with them to bring the complete solution to the market."

“With its new LBAA0ZZ1 series LoRa Pico Gateway module, Murata is greatly simplifying the development of new LoRaWAN gateways, which is a crucial contribution to our ecosystem as LoRaWAN becomes widespread in the most diverse applications,” said Domenico Arpaia, CEO of OrbiWise. “We have long cooperated with the Murata Team: OrbiWAN, our Carrier-grade LoraWAN Network Server, which already supports all commercial LoRaWAN gateways, now also supports natively Murata’s new gateway module. We are confident that, with Murata’s competence and resources and our own help, their new gateway module will quickly become the solution of choice for many new gateways in the rapidly growing LoRa market.”

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