Arduino LoRa radio technology with range up to 20 km

New IoT Arduino Zero compatible LoRa board enables peer-to-peer communication over long distances in the free 868 MHz band. Ready to operate for years on batteries. Suitable for manufacturers, beginners and industrial customers.

Hannover, 1 November 2017
A new radio technology solution was developed by participants of the LoRa-Funktechnik Group from Arduino Hannover and presented for the first time at the Maker Faire 2017 in Hannover. We are pleased to announce that the solution is now available. With LoRa radio technology, sensors can communicate over long distances (200 m to 20 km) in the free 868 MHz band. The LoRa technology is characterized by a very low energy consumption and long range and is suitable for small data rates.

The Arduino Zero compatible LoRa board is battery-optimized and ready for use with standard AA batteries for over two years. A standard Arduino slot allows expansion with 3.3 V or 5 V. The turnkey PCB can be used immediately in the original Arduino environment.

The included peer-to-peer LoRa radio protocol software supports direct node-to-node communication, AES encryption and stable message transmission between nodes. Included Arduino examples allow a quick introduction for beginners.

Dr. Rainer Radow (Hardware Developer) comments: “We are very proud to offer a turnkey solution including software that is compatible with Arduino, runs on batteries optimized for years and works with a Peer-to-Peer LoRa radio protocol software – efficient, fast and secure.”

The essential features include:

  • Arduino Zero compatible board (32-bit)
  • LoRa 868 MHz radio technology included
  • Peer-to-Peer radio protocol software
  • Battery-optimized (2 years operational)
  • Extensive documentation with examples (
  • Wire antenna included (SMA and U. FL optional)
  • Standard Arduino development environment

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