The module is designed to support long-range links with its power output rated up to +28.5dBm.
The AM091 module size is 17.8 x 20.3mm and it comes pre-loaded with the Cambridge-based firm’s software stack and drivers and is designed to be ready for production.
According to David Blumstein, managing director of Amiho Technology, for smart metering applications the addition of the LoRa radio interface “extends the radio range dramatically”.
LoRa is intended to be a low power low data rate radio interface for IoT device applications such as smart meters. It uses spread-spectrum modulation techniques and supports data rates 300bit/s to 50kbit/s.
It has security and provides data links from millions of end-nodes to gateways over up to 10 miles range with a battery life of up to 10 years at the node.
The AM091 module is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week at the Lora Alliance stand Hall 8 stand A10MR.
See also: ST joins LoRa IoT Alliance