After launching RAK831 Lite LoRaWAN gateway based on Raspberry Pi 3 board in 2018, RAK Wireless introduced Pilot Gateway Pro RAK7243 gateway with the more recent Raspberry Pi 3B+ SBC earlier this year.
But with the launch of Raspberry Pi 4 last June, the Raspberry Pi 3B+ has become much harder to procure, so RAK has now launched an updated LoRa gateway featuring Raspberry Pi 4 SBC together with the company’s RAK2245 Pi Hat Edition LoRaWAN gateway concentrator module.
RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway specifications:
- SBC – Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 2GB RAM
- RAK2245 Pi Hat LoRaWAN gateway concentrator module with 1x SX1301 baseband processor, 2x SX125x Tx/Rx front-ends
- LoRaWAN v1.0.2 support
- Support for 8 channels and spreading factors SF7 to SF12
- Bands – 433MHz, 470MHz, 865MHz, 868MHz, 915MHz, 920MHz, 923MHz
- Tx Power: 27 dBm Max
- RX Sensitivity: -139dBm
- Cellular – Optional 4G LTE support via RAK2013 Cellular Pi HAT (Quectel EG95 LTE CAT4 module)
- GNSS – RAK2245 Pi Hat integrates Ublox MAX-7Q GPS module
- Power Supply – 5V via USB-C port
- Dimensions – 90 x 90 x 50 mm
The non-LTE variant of the gateway ships with LoRa & GPS antennas, a power adaptor, and a microSD card, while the LTE version adds two cellular antennas.
Powered by Raspbian OS, the RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway is designed for prototyping, proof-of-concept demonstrations, or the evaluation of future deployment scenarios. It’s suited to smart grids, smart farming, and various IoT Enterprise applications. You’ll find documentation to get started with The Things Network or Chirpstack on the company’s knowledge hub.
RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway is sold on Rak Wireless online store for $212 for the standard version, and $291 for the LTE version.