1W LoRa MicroMod Function Board Hookup Guide
This LoRa module can only be used in the 915MHz LoRaWAN frequency band (i.e. 902 to 928 MHz). It is not compatible with other frequency bands; double check the frequency band used in your region. Check out these resources from The Things Network for an unofficial summary of regional radio regulations and list of the regional frequency plans.
The 1W LoRa MicroMod Function Board adds LoRa capabilities to your MicroMod project. It is intended to be used in conjunction with a MicroMod processor board and a MicroMod main board, which provides the electrical interface between a processor board and the function board(s).
Match up the board's M.2 edge connector to the slot of the M.2 connector and secure the function board with the screws provided with the main board.
Utilizing the 915M30S LoRa module from EBYTE, which is a 1W (30dBm) transceiver based around the SX1276 from Semtech. There is a robust edge mount RP-SMA connector for large LoRa (915MHz) antennas; with modification, a U.FL connector is also available. We've successfully tested a 12 miles line-of-sight transmission with this module (user results may vary).
With the MicroMod standardization, users no longer need to cross-reference schematics with datasheets, while fumbling around with jumper wires. Simply, match up the function board's M.2 edge connector to the slot of the M.2 connector on the main board and secure the function board with screws. All connections are hardwired to compatible pins of the processor board and the pin connections are standardized for the processor boards.
To get started, users will need a few of the items listed below. (You may already have a some of these items; read through the guide and modify your cart accordingly.)
MicroMod Processor Board
A processor board is required for the MicroMod system to operate. Users can choose a processor board, based upon their needs, to attach to the MicroMod M.2 connector of the main board. Below, are few options:
MicroMod Main Board
A main board provides the electrical connections between the function and processor boards to operate. Users can choose a main board based upon their needs. Below, are few options:
A Phillips screw driver is necessary to attach the processor board and function board(s) to the main board. Additionally, a USB-C cable is needed to connect the main board to a computer. The LoRa function board also requires a LoRa antenna for the transceiver to operate.
Below, is a selection of our 915MHz frequency band RP-SMA antennas.
A LoRa gateway provides internet connection for LoRaWAN network. Below are a few options from our LoRa product category.
Users can also use other LoRa boards for peer-to-peer communication. Below are a few options from our LoRa product category.
The MicroMod ecosystem is a unique way to allow users to customize their project to their needs. Click on the banner below for more information.
For users who aren't familiar with the following concepts, we also recommend reading the following tutorials before continuing.