New LoRa Module Enables Engineers to Access LoRaWAN™ Networking and Add Functionality Using Renesas Synergy Hardware and Software
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Miromico AG today announced their collaboration has produced the compact and low-power FMLR-61-x-RSS3module based on LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology. The new Miromico module enables customers to connect easily to LoRaWAN-based networks that are mushrooming across Europe. The new module employs the innovative Renesas Synergy™ Platform, giving customers access to microcontrollers (MCUs) and a large production-grade software package. Engineers can use the S3A6 MCU on the LoRa-based module to handle various tasks, while seamlessly streaming data across a LoRaWAN-based network to the cloud. The LoRaWAN™ protocol is quickly becoming the de facto standard to connect the “Things” of the Internet of Things (IoT) across long distances (up to 50km), flexibly and securely, while keeping batteries alive for years. Both Renesas and Miromico are LoRa Alliance™ members.
The FMLR-61-x-RSS3 module is only 14.2mm x 19.5mm in size. Its operating voltage is 1.8V to 3.3V, and the module’s power consumption ranges from just 1.4uA in sleep mode to 25.5mA (typical) in TX mode (14dBm). Receiver sensitivity is -148dBm in LoRa mode [email protected] kHz, and the module’s operating temperature range is -40 to 85°C. A highlight of the module is the use of the new licensed LoRaWAN stack with Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) capabilities. Designed to meet all relevant certifications, the module can be used as a mass-produced LoRa solution in the field. In particular, the module’s exceptional specifications make it ideal for urban as well as rural sensing applications such as metering, asset tracking, building automation, security, wearables, predictive maintenance and more.