Gateways & Nodes for Raspberry Pi, Pico, Espressif, and More

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 15, 2024


Gateways & Nodes for Raspberry Pi, Pico, Espressif, and More
Image Credit: SB Components

SB Components introduced its LoRaWAN Series that simplifies the integration of IoT with a portfolio consisting of gateways and nodes compatible with TheThingsStack and Chirpstack making non-cellular LPWAN networks an easier challenge.

No matter your preference between Raspberry Pi, Pico, Espressif, or others, the series caters to a wide spectrum of hobbyists. Devices offer long-range communication capabilities of up to five kilometers or more.

LoRaWAN (RAK5146) Gateway for Raspberry Pi:

  • Emulates 8 x 8 channels LoRa packet detectors
  • Supports 8x SF5-SF12 LoRa demodulators
  • Includes 8x SF5-SF10 LoRa demodulators
  • Features one 125/250/500 kHz high-speed LoRa demodulator
  • Equipped with one (G)FSK demodulator
  • Global Frequency Band Support: Compatible with EU868, CN470, US915, AS923, AU915, KR920, IN865
  • SPI Communication Interface
  • Fine Timestamp functionality

LoRaWAN Nodes (RAK3172):

Available in 7 versions including Raspberry Pi HAT, Powered by Pico MCU, RP2040 USB Dongle, Powered by ESP32, LoRaWAN Breakout, LoRaWAN HAT for Raspberry Pi, GatePi LoRaWAN - 4-Ch Relay Board, and GatePi LoRaWAN - 8-Ch Relay Board.

  • Low-Power Long-Range Transceiver
  • Versatile Firmware based on RAKwireless Unified Interface V3 (RUI3)
  • LoRaWAN Compliance: Class A, B, & C of LoRaWAN 1.0.3 specifications
  • Server Platform Compatibility: Compatible with TheThingsNetwork (TTN), Chirpstack, Helium, etc.
  • Support for LoRa Point-to-Point (P2P) Communication

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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