MWC: Wireless metering goes long range with LoRA

Amiho Technology has introduced a wireless transceiver module which integrates two IoT-friendly radio interfaces – LoRa and the 169MHz Wireless Meter-Bus.

Wireless metering module goes long range with LoRA

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.

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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.

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