Wireless Interfaces

» 802.15.4 / ZigBee

xbee module
Radio version Protocol Frequency Tx power Sensitivity Range*
XBee-PRO
802.15.4 EU
IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz 10 dBm -100 dBm 750 m
XBee-PRO
802.15.4
IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz 18 dBm -100 dBm 1600 m
XBee-PRO
DigiMesh
DigiMesh 2.4 GHz 18 dBm -100 dBm 1500 m
XBee-PRO
ZigBee
ZigBee-Pro 2.4 GHz 17 dBm -102 dBm 3200 m
XBee 868LP RF 863 - 870 MHz 14 dBm -106 dBm 8.4 km
XBee-PRO
900HP US
RF 902 - 928 MHz 24 dBm -110 dBm 15.5 km
XBee-PRO
900HP BR
RF 902 - 906.8 MHz
915.6 - 928 MHz
24 dBm -110 dBm 15.5 km
XBee-PRO
900HP AU
RF 915.6 - 928 MHz 24 dBm -110 dBm 15.5 km

* To determine your range, perform a range test under your operating conditions.

Antenna

  • 2.4GHz: 2 dBi / 5 dBi
  • 868 / 900MHz: 4.5dBi
  • Connector: RP-SMA

Encryption: AES 128 bits

Signal Control: RSSI

Topologies

topologies

Standards

  • XBee-PRO 802.15.4: IEEE 802.15.4-compliant
  • XBee-PRO ZigBee: ZigBee-Pro v2007 - Compliant

» Sigfox

lora
  • Frequency:
    Sigfox 868 module: ISM 868 MHz
    Sigfox 900 module: ISM 900 MHz
  • TX Power:
    Sigfox 868 module: 16 dBm
    Sigfox 900 module: 24 dBm
  • Receive sensitivity: -126 dBm
  • ETSI limitation: 140 messages of 12 bytes, per module per day
  • Range: Typically, each base station covers some km. Check the Sigfox Network
  • Radio Data Rate: 100 bps
  • Sigfox certificate: Class 0u (the highest level)

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.

» LoRaWAN 868 - 900/915 - 433MHz

lorawan
  • Protocol: LoRaWAN 1.0, Class A
  • LoRaWAN - ready
  • Frequency:
    LoRaWAN 868/433 modules: 868 MHz and 433 MHz ISM bands
    LoRaWAN 900 module: 900-930 MHz ISM band
  • TX Power:
    LoRaWAN 868/433 modules: 14 dBm
    LoRaWAN 900 module: 18.5 dBm
  • Sensitivity: -136 dBm
  • Range: >15 km at suburban and >5 km at urban area. Typically, each base station covers some km. Check the LoRaWAN Network in your area.
  • Radio data Rate:
    LoRaWAN 868/433 modules: 250-5470 bps
    LoRaWAN 900 module: 250-12500 bps
  • Receiver: purchase your own base station or use networks from LoRaWAN operators

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.

» LoRa 868 - 900/915MHz

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  • Frequencies Available: 860-1000 MHz, fits both 868 (Europe) and 900 MHz (USA) ISM bands
  • Max TX Power: 14dBm
  • Sensitivity: -134dBm
  • Range: Line of Sight: 21+ km / 13.4+ miles (LoS and Fresnel zone clearance)
    Non Line of Sight: 2+ km / 1.2+ miles (nLoS going through buildings, urban environment)
  • Antenna: 868 / 915 MHz: 4.5 dBi
    Connector: RP-SMA
  • Encryption: AES 128/192/256 bits (performed by Waspmote API)

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.

» WiFi

wiFi module
  • TX Power: 17 dBm
  • RX Sensitivity: -94dBm
  • Internet protocols: ARP, ICMP, IP, UDP, TCP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP
  • Security protocols: SSL3/TLS1, HTTPS, RSA, AES-128/256, 3DES, RC-4, SHA-1, MD-5, WEP, WPA and WPA2
    accelerated in hardware: AES, 3DEC and SHA
  • Wireless specifications:
    • Standards:
      • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    • Frequency:
      • Europe: 2.412 – 2.472 GHz
      • USA: 2.412 – 2.462 GHz
      • Japan: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz
    • Channels:
      • Europe: 13
      • USA: 11
      • Japan: 14
  • Antenna: on-chip antenna
    Actions:
  • TCP/IP - UDP/IP socket connections
  • Ten simultaneous TCP/UDP sockets
  • HTTP and HTTPS (secure) web connections
  • FTP file transfers
  • Connects with any commercial WiFi router
  • 802.11 roaming capabilities

» 4G

wiFi module
  • Model: LE910 (Telit)
  • Versions:
    Europe/Brazil
    America
    Australia
  • Europe/Brazil version:
    2G: 900/1800 MHz
    WCDMA: 850/900/2100 MHz
    LTE: 800/1800/2600 MHz
  • America version:
    2G: 850/1900 MHz
    WCDMA: 850/1900 MHz
    LTE: 700/850/1700/1900 MHz
  • Australia version:
    4G: 700/1800/2600 MHz
  • LTE (downlink):
    Europe/Brazil and America versions: 100 Mbps
    Australia version: 150 Mbps
  • LTE (uplink): 50 Mbps
  • TX power:
    • Europe / Brazil:
      • Class 4 (2 W, 33 dBm) @ GSM 900
      • Class 1 (1 W, 30 dBm) @ GSM 1800
      • Class E2 (0.5 W, 27 dBm) @ EDGE 900
      • Class E2 (0.4 W, 26 dBm) @ EDGE 1800
      • Class 3 (0.25 W, 24 dBm) @ UMTS
      • Class 3 (0.2 W, 23 dBm) @ LTE
    • America:
      • Class 4 (2 W, 33 dBm) @ GSM 900
      • Class 1 (1 W, 30 dBm) @ GSM 1800
      • Class E2 (0.5 W, 27 dBm) @ EDGE 900
      • Class E2 (0.4 W, 26 dBm) @ EDGE 1800
      • Class 3 (0.25 W, 24 dBm) @ UMTS
      • Class 3 (0.2 W, 23 dBm) @ LTE
    • Australia:
      • Class 3 (0.2 W, 23 dBm) @ LTE
  • External antennas connectors:
    U.FL, 5 dBi: main antenna, cellular diversity antenna and GPS antenna
  • GPS: GPS feature is supported only in Europe/Brazil and America versions
    Actions:
  • Sending/Receiving SMS
  • Multisocket up to 6 TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • TCP/IP server
  • HTTP and HTTPS service
  • FTP and FTPS service (downloading and uploading files)
  • Sending/receiving email (SMTP/POP3)

» 3G

3G module
  • Model: SIM5215
  • Versions: Europe and America/Australia
  • Protocols: 3G, WCDMA, UMTS, GPRS, GSM
  • Europe version:
    • Dual-Band: 900/2100 MHz
    • Tri-Band: 850/900/1800 MHz
  • America/Australia version:
    • Dual-Band: 850/1900 MHz
    • Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA (downlink): up to 384 kbps
  • WCDMA (uplink): up to 384 kbps
  • TX power:
    • UMTS 850/900/1900/2100: 0.25 W
    • GSM 850/900: 2 W
    • DCS 1800 / PCS 1900: 1 W
  • Sensitivity: -106 dBm
  • Antenna connector: U.FL
  • External Antenna: 0 dBi
    Actions:
  • Videocall, record video and take pictures available with Video Camera Sensor Board
  • Support microSD card up to 32 GB
  • 64 MB of internal storage space
  • Making/Receiving calls
  • Making ‘x’ tone missed calls
  • Sending/Receiving SMS
  • Single connection and multiple connections TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • TCP/IP server
  • HTTP and HTTPS service
  • FTP and FTPS service (downloading and uploading files)
  • Sending/receiving email (SMTP and POP3)

» GPRS + GPS

GPRS + GPS module
  • Model: SIM928 (SIMCom)
  • Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • TX Power: 2 W (Class 4) 850/900 MHz, 1 W (Class 1) 1800/1900 MHz
  • Sensitivity: -109 dBm
  • Antenna connector: U.FL
  • External antenna: 0 dBi
    Actions:
  • Making/Receiving calls
  • Making ‘x’ tone missed calls
  • Sending/Receiving SMS
  • Single connection and multiple connections TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • TCP/IP server
  • HTTP service
  • FTP service (downloading and uploading files)
  • GPS receiver

» GPRS

GSM / GPRS module
  • Model: SIM900 (SIMCom)
  • Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • TX Power: 2 W (Class 4) 850/900 MHz, 1 W (Class 1) 1800/1900 MHz
  • Sensitivity: -109 dBm
  • Antenna connector: U.FL
  • External antenna: 0 dBi
    Actions:
  • Making/Receiving calls
  • Making ‘x’ tone missed calls
  • Sending/Receiving SMS
  • Single connection and multiple connections TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • TCP/IP server
  • HTTP service
  • FTP service (downloading and uploading files)

» Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0

BLE module
  • Protocol: Bluetooth v.4.0 / Bluetooth Smart
  • Chipset: BLE112
  • RX Sensitivity: -103 dBm
  • TX Power: [-23 dBm, +3 dBm]
  • Antenna: 2 dBi / 5 dBi (RP-SMA)
  • Security: AES 128
  • Range: 100 meters
    Actions:
  • Send broadcast advertisements (iBeacons)
  • Connect to other BLE devices as Master / Slave
  • Connect with smartphones and tablets
  • Set automatic cycles sleep / transmission
  • Calculate distance using RSSI values
  • Perfect for indoor location networks (RTLS)

» Bluetooh PRO

Bluetooth PRO module
  • Protocol: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Class 2
  • TX Power: 3 dBm
  • Antenna: 2 dBi / 5 dBi (RP-SMA)
  • Max scan: Up to 250 unique devices in each inquiry
  • Power levels: 7 [-27 dBm, +3 dBm]
  • Application: Vehicular and pedestrian traffic monitoring
    Features:
  • Received Strength Signal Indicator (RSSI) for each scanned device
  • Scan devices with maximum inquiry time
  • Scan devices with maximum number of nodes
  • Scan devices looking for a certain user by MAC address
  • Class of Device (CoD) for each scanned device

» RFID/NFC

RFID/NFC 13.56MHz module
  • Compatibility: Reader/Writer mode supporting ISO 14443A / MIFARE /
  • FeliCaTM / NFCIP-1
  • Distance: 5 cm
  • Max capacity: 4 kB
  • Tags: Cards, keyrings, stickers
    Applications:
  • Located based services (LBS)
  • Logistics (assets tracking, supply chain)
  • Access management
  • Electronic prepaid metering (vending machines, public transport)
  • Smartphone interaction (NFCIP-1 protocol)

» Expansion Radio Board

Expansion Radio Board

The Expansion Board allows to connect two communication modules at the same time in the Waspmote sensor platform. This means a lot of different combinations are possible using any of the wireless radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, DigiMesh, 868 MHz, 900 MHz, LoRa, WiFi, GPRS, GPRS+GPS, 3G, 4G, Sigfox, LoRaWAN, Bluetooth Pro, Bluetooth Low Energy and RFID/NFC.

    Some of the possible combinations are:

  • LoRaWAN - GPRS
  • 802.15.4 - Sigfox
  • 868 MHz - RS-485
  • RS-232 - WiFi
  • DigiMesh - 4G
  • RS-232 - RFID/NFC
  • WiFi - 3G
  • CAN Bus - Bluetooth
  • etc.
    Applications:
  • Multifrequency Sensor Networks: (2.4 GHz - 868/900 MHz)
  • Bluetooth - ZigBee hybrid networks
  • NFC (RFID) applications with 3G/GPRS
  • ZigBee - WiFi hybrid networks

» Waspmote Gateway

Waspmote Gateway

Communication: 802.15.4/ZigBee/DigiMesh/868/900/LoRa/Bluetooth/BLE -
USB PC

Programmable buttons and LEDs

This USB Gateway is thought for laboratory tests.
For real deployments, we recommend the use of our multiprotocol router for the IoT, Meshlium.