Do you wish for a well-organized and systematic wireless network for all your IoT systems? Then LoRaWAN Gateways is here to cater to your requirements. The new generation of the LoRaWAN gateway module WM1302 opens to superior abilities of long-range wireless transmission.
LPWAN gateway supported projects, and M2M and IoT applications will surely benefit from this module. So if you’re looking for something that will cut down your technical errors, consume less time, and ease your way of developing efficient LoRa gateway devices, WM1302 is the preferable choice one should make.
Reviewing the Specifications of WM1302
The WM1302 module gets the Semtech SX1302 baseband LoRaWAN chip. This is the reason for an enhancement in its performance. SX1302 is known for its low current consumption, enabling the simplified thermal design of gateways, and cutting down the materials costs, yet being capable of handling a higher amount of traffic than preceding devices. WM1302 has improved sensitivity at a much lesser rate of power consumption. With high sensitivity as low as -139dBm at SF12 with SX1250 TX/RX front-end and transmission power of up to 26dBm at 3.3V.
Another important feature that WM1302 brings is that it operates at ultra-low temperatures. However, does not require any auxiliary heat dissipation. Thus making it a space-optimized module that enables smooth integration with other gateway devices. It has a mini-PCIe form factor with a 52-pin golden finger, also contributing to its space-saving feature.
The WM1302 LoRaWAN gateway module has SPI and USB versions on both US915 and EU868 frequency bands. Consequently, it gives you an extensive scope of LoRaWAN frequency plans to choose from, including EU868, US915, AS923, AS920, AU915, KR920, and IN865. The SPI version’s power consumption is 415mA at the transmitter side and 40mA at the receiver side. Whereas in the USB version, the transmitter side’s power consumption is 425mA, and the receiver side is 53mA.
Interestingly, the WM1302 series of LoRaWAN Gateway Modules will be added to Seeed’s LoRa Series, which now comprises the LoRa E5 RF & MCU module, grove module, mini and full-sized development board. Also, the WM1302 module is CE, FCC and Telec certified. Thus simplifying the development and certification process of all LoRaWAN gateway devices.
The WM1302 gateway module is currently priced at $88.90 and is available for purchase on their product page.
Prerna Anegundi is an engineering student currently pursuing Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. She has expertise in creating content that is oriented to embedded systems and IoT devices. Alongside this, she’s a home baker and owns a bakery “The Spongy Affair”.