LoRa development board reduces IoT time-to-market
Distributor, Arrow Electronics introduces the SmartEverything LION board, with support for a range of functions required in an IoT sensing node. It also enables simple, low power connection to the cloud via the LoRa protocol.
The board was developed by Arrow Electronics in association with Axel Elettronica.
The board joins the existing family of development boards from the distributor, which include the Sigfox-based SmartEverything board.
LoRa, the low power wide area network (LPWAN) specification, supports secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localisation services for the IoT. The standard provides seamless interoperability among smart devices without the need for complex local installations.
The board is based on the Arduino form factor and incorporates a Microchip LoRa module. It features STMicroelectronics’ sensors for proximity, humidity, temperature and acceleration and includes a Microchip Bluetooth Low Energy interface for short-range connectivity. There is also an external shield featuring NXP NFC Ntag I²C interface for authentication and ST I²C Sensor like temperature, humidity, proximity, and axis. Another external shield by Analog Devices is available with temperature, precision axis and gas sensor. An Atmel ARM Cortex-M0+ -based CPU USB host orchestrator chip manages all traffic between peripherals. Atmel-based crypto authentication enables implementation of a security algorithm with message authentication code. A Telit GPS, with embedded antenna, supports localisation. Dynaflex 868MHz antenna and Linear Technology power management devices are also incorporated.