Wireless Interfaces

» 802.15.4 / ZigBee

xbee module
Model Protocol Frequency Tx power Sensitivity Range*
XBee-802.15.4-Pro 802.15.4 2.4GHz 100mW -100dBm 7000m
XBee-ZB-Pro Zigbee-Pro 2.4GHz 50mW -102dBm 7000m
XBee-868 RF 868MHz 315mW -112dBm 12Km
XBee-900 RF 900MHz 50mW -100dBm 10Km

* Line of sight and 5dBi dipole antenna.

Antenna

  • 2.4GHz: 2dBi/5dBi
  • 868/900MHz: 4.5dBi
  • Connector: RPSMA

Encryption: AES 128b

Signal Control: RSSI

Topologies

topologies

Standards

  • XBee-802.15.4: 802.15.4 - Compliant
  • XBee-ZB: ZigBee-Pro v2007 - Compliant

» LoRaWAN 868 - 900/915 - 433MHz

lorawan
  • Protocol: LoRaWAN 1.0, Class A
  • LoRaWAN - ready
  • Frequency: 868 MHz, 900 MHz and 433 MHz ISM frequency bands.
  • TX Power: up to +14 dBm
  • Sensitivity: as good as -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.
  • Chipset consumption: 38.9 mA
  • Radio Bit Rate: from 250 to 5470 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

lora
  • Range: Line of Sight (LOS): +21km (+13.4miles) / Non Line of Sight (NLOS): +2km (1.2miles)
    going through buildings (Urban Environment)
  • Sensitivity: -134dBm
  • Max TX Power: 14dBm
  • Chipset: Semtech SX1272
  • Frequencies Available: 868MHz - Europe / 900/915MHz - US
  • Antenna: 868/900MHz: 0 / 4.5dBi
    (Connector: RPSMA)
  • Encryption: AES 256b (Waspmote API)

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

» Sigfox

lora
  • Range: Typically, each base station covers some km. Check the Sigfox Network
  • Max TX Power: 14dBm
  • Chipset: Telit LE51-868 S
  • Frequencies Available: 868-870MHz
  • ETSI limitation: 140 messages of 12 bytes, per object per day
  • Chipset consuptiom: 55mA
  • Radio Data Rate: 100bps
  • Budget link: 156dB

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

» WiFi

wiFi module
  • Protocols: 802.11b/g - 2.4GHz
  • TX Power: 0dBm - 12dBm (variable by software)
  • RX Sensitivity: -83dBm
  • Antenna connector: RPSMA
  • Antenna: 2dBi/5dBi antenna options
  • Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Topologies: AP & Adhoc
  • IP Setup: DHCP, Static
    Actions:
  • TCP/IP - UDP/IP socket connections
  • HTTP and HTTPS (secure) web connections
  • FTP and FTPS (secure) file transfers
  • Direct connections with iPhone and Android
  • Connects with any commercial WiFi router
  • 802.11 roaming capabilities

» Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0

BLE module
  • Protocol: Bluetooth v.4.0 / Bluetooth Smart
  • Chipset: BLE112
  • RX Sensitivity: -103dBm
  • TX Power: [-23dBm, +3dBm]
  • Antenna: 2dBi/5dBi antenna options
  • Security: AES 128
  • Range: 100 meters (at maximum TX power)
  • Consumption: sleep (0.4uA) / RX (8mA) / TX (36mA)
    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
    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

» 6LoWPAN / IPv6 Radio

6LoWPAN / IPv6 Radio
    6LoWPAN Radio (2.4GHz)
  • Chipset: AT86RF231
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Link Protocol: IEEE 802.15.4
  • Usage: Worldwide
  • Sensitivity: -101dBm
  • Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Output Power: 3dBm
  • Encryption: AES 128b
    6LoWPAN Radio (868MHz)
  • Chipset: AT86RF212
  • Frequency: 868MHz
  • Link Protocol: IEEE 802.15.4
  • Usage: Europe
  • Sensitivity: -110dBm
  • Output Power: 10dBm
  • Encryption: AES 128b

» 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 384Kbps
  • WCDMA (uplink): up to 384Kbps
  • TX Power:
    • UMTS 850/900/1900/2100: 0.25 W
    • GSM 850/900: 2 W
    • DCS 1800 / PCS 1900: 1 W
  • Sensitivity: -106dBm
  • Antenna connector: UFL
  • External Antenna: 0dBi
    Actions:
  • Videocall, record video and take pictures available with Video Camera Sensor Board
  • Support microSD card up to 32GB
  • 64MB 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: 850MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900MHz
  • TX Power: 2W (Class 4) 850MHz/900MHz, 1W (Class 1) 1800MHz/1900MHz
  • Sensitivity: -109dBm
  • Antenna connector: UFL
  • External Antenna: 0dBi
  • Consumption in power down mode: 30μA
    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

» GSM / GPRS

GSM / GPRS module
  • Model: SIM900 (SIMCom)
  • Quad-Band: 850MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900MHz
  • TX Power: 2W (Class 4) 850MHz/900MHz, 1W (Class 1) 1800MHz/1900MHz
  • Sensitivity: -109dBm
  • Antenna connector: UFL
  • External antenna: 0dBi
  • Consumption in power down mode: 30µA
    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)

» RFID/NFC

» 13.56MHz

RFID/NFC 13.56MHz module
  • Compatibility: Reader/Writer mode supporting ISO 14443A / MIFARE /
  • FeliCaTM / NFCIP-1
  • Distance: 5cm
  • Max capacity: 4KB
  • 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)

» 125KHz

RFID/NFC 125KHz module
  • Compatibility: Reader/Writer mode supporting ISO cadrs - T5557 / EM4102
  • Distance: 5cm
  • Max capacity: 20B
  • Tags: cards, keyrings
    Applications:
  • Located based services (LBS)
  • Logistics (assets tracking, supply chain)
  • Product management
  • Animal farming identification

» Expansion Radio Board

Expansion Radio Board

The Expansion board allows to connect two radios at the same time. This means a lot of different combinations are now possible using any of the six radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, RFID, WiFi and GPRS.

    Some of the possible combinations are:

  • ZigBee - Bluetooth
  • ZigBee - RFID
  • ZigBee - WiFi
  • ZigBee - GPRS
  • Bluetooth - RFID
  • RFID - GPRS
  • etc.
    Applications:
  • Multifrequency Sensor Networks
    (2.4GHz - 868/900MHz)
  • Bluetooth - ZigBee hybrid networks
  • NFC (RFID) applications with GPRS
  • ZigBee - WiFi hybrid networks

» Waspmote Gateway

Waspmote Gateway

Communication: 802.15.4/ZigBee/Bluetooth - USB PC
Programmable buttons and Leds 
Included in the Developers kit

The USB gateway is thought for laboratory tests.
For real deployments use Meshlium.