M2M-IoT GW-01 LoRaWAN Gateway is equipped with Orange Pi Zero H2+ SBC

M2M-IoT has developed a new LoRa gateway. The gateway, GW-01, is based on Orange Pi Zero H2+ board. While it is new, it has a lot of useful features.

The new GW-01 gateway operates in the 868MHz or 915MHz LoRa frequencies and has -139 dBm sensitivity. Furthermore, the GW-01 is fully functional. It is also an open source low-cost solution to developing a LoRaWAN network.

In addition, the gateway supports both OpenWrt, and Armbian distributions, and you’ll find documentation for both on Github. Another great thing about the gateway is that it has two boards.

Also, the first board, which is on top, is based on SX1301. This 8 channel LoRa concentrator implements the LoRa physical interface.

Now, the second board is at the bottom.  It is also the model that the whole gateway was based on. This board is the OrangePi Zero H2+ 256MB (RAM) development board.

The gateway can also be used for prototyping. But to achieve this purpose, you need some things. The gateway requires at least one LoRaWAN equipped end node and a web server.

Additionally, the documentation and patch of the gateway is available. Listed here are some of its features and specifications.

GW-01 Orange Pi Zero H2 LoRaWAN Gateway
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Features of GW-01 OrangePi Zero H2+ development board 

  • Temperature range from 0°C to 70°C
  • Power supply 5 VDC
  • Sensitivity: -139 dBm
  • Frequency: 868 MHz or 915 MHz;
  • External antenna
  • Ethernet 10/100M
  • Dimensions – 80х50х20 mm without antenna
  • LoRaWAN protocol implemented by lora-gateway & packet-forwarder libraries
  • IC – Semtech SX1301 ( 8 channel LoRa concentrator)
  • Range up to 2.5 km among the buildings, and also up to 10 kilometers in open space.

Bottom-Line

The GW-01 is sold at $120, and you can access more information on M2M IOT website, where the company also offers Raspberry Pi 2/3 and NXP i.MX 6ULL models.

Via LinuxGizmos

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Do they sell it without any shielding – heat spreader?
From my experience these gateways run pretty (really) hot, and need proper cooling, otherwise they will crash in a couple of hours.

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I can’t see any photo with any sort of cooling on the Semtech chips. No mention about cooling in the Wiki either.