The Arduino team this week unveiled a new addition to their range of LoRa development boards, announcing the release of the Arduino MKR WAN 1310, created to provide an easy way to connect your sensors and actuators over long distances harnessing the power of the LoRa wireless protocol or throughout LoRaWAN networks. The MKR WAN 1310 includes a new battery charger, a 2MByte SPI Flash, and improved control of the board’s power consumption.
When compared to its predecessors the MKR WAN 1310 development board provides a number of improvements, while still based on the Atmel SAMD21 low power processor, the Murata CMWX1ZZABZ LoRa module, and the MKR family’s characteristic crypto chip (the ECC508).
“The Arduino MKR WAN 1310 board provides a practical and cost effective solution to add LoRa connectivity to projects requiring low power. This open source board can be connected to: Arduino Create, to your own LoRa network using the Arduino Pro Gateway for LoRa, to existing LoRaWAN infrastructure like The Things Network, or even to other boards using the direct connectivity mode.
Data logging and other OTA (Over The Air) functions are now possible since the inclusion of the on board 2MByte Flash. This new exciting feature will let you transfer configuration files from the infrastructure onto the board, create your own scripting commands, or simply store data locally to send it whenever the connectivity is best.“
For technical specifications of the MKR WAN 1310 LoRa development board jump over to the official Arduino online store where the board is now available to purchase priced at €33.