Development v12

Warning - Product Update

All the resources present on this section belong to Waspmote v12, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v12 and Meshlium v3.8.

If you have a Waspmote v15, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v15 or Meshlium v4.0 please go to the new Development Section.

Check what is your version and what are the differences between the old and the new one in this document.

» LoRa vs LoRaWAN tutorial

Libelium currently offers two options of this type of radio technology: LoRa and LoRaWAN

  • LoRa contains only the link layer protocol and is perfect to be used in P2P communications between nodes. LoRa modules are a little cheaper that the LoRaWAN ones.
  • LoRaWAN includes the network layer too so it is possible to send the information to any Base Station already connected to a Cloud platform. LoRaWAN modules may work in different frequencies by just connecting the right antenna to its socket.

These modules are based on the same modulation technology (the same PHY layer): LoRa™, developed by Semtech. The LoRa module implements a simple link protocol, created by Libelium. However, the LoRaWAN module runs the LoRaWAN protocol, a much richer and more advanced protocol, created by the LoRa Alliance.

The LoRa module and the LoRaWAN module are not compatible because the protocols are different.

More information about the LoRaWAN Networking Guide

More information about the LoRa Networking Guide