Mouser Electronics announces stocking of the new Type ABZ LoRa module from Murata. The innovative Type ABZ LoRa module is a compact low-power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long-range wireless protocol and is designed to help increase the adoption of the LoRaWAN platform and make it the standard for LPWANs that support low-power Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Now at Mouser, Murata’s Type ABZ LoRa module offers:
- A small, cost-effective LoRaWAN module capable of supporting a wide range of sensors through 18 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs).
- The module includes a Semtech SX1276 ultralong range spread spectrum wireless transceiver and a STMicro STM32L0 series ARM Cortex-M0+ 32 bit microcontroller, with communication via UART, SPI, or I2C interfaces.
- The STM32L0 microcontroller includes 192 kBytes of flash and 20 kBytes of RAM, offering enough memory to embed customer applications and host other modulation stacks.
- The microcontroller also offers an optional STSAFE secure element to enhance the network security capabilities.
- The Type ABZ module features pre-certified radio regulatory approvals for operating in the 868 MHz and 915 MHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) spectrum in most geographical regions of the world.
- The device’s normal output power is +14 dBm but a PA boost function can be selected to increase radio frequency (RF) output to + 20 dBm for long-range applications.
- The module also integrates a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) with robust low-drift thermal characteristics to provide an accurate clock source for the Semtech transceiver.
The Murata Type ABZ module measures just 12.5 × 11.6 × 1.76mm and is housed in a metal shielded package. Typical applications for the module include smart metering, wearables, tracking, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and IoT edge nodes.