LoRa Module

Murata LoRa Module
Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Wireless Module
Murata joined the LoRa Alliance™ and worked together with STMicro and Semtech, to design a cost-effective, small form factor LoRaWAN™ module, capable of supporting a wide range of sensors and a long range wireless protocol. Murata CMWX1ZZABZ module has pre-certified radio regulatory approvals for operating in the 868 and 915 MHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) spectrum in most geographical regions of the world. Well verified hardware and software of this module for developers are available on LoRa platform. 

To learn more about Murata LoRa modules lineup, please click here.
To learn more about “What is LPWA?”, please click here.

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Murata Icon X What is LoRa?

"LoRa" and "LoRaWAN" are gaining much traction in several European countries. There is an increasing trend in LoRa's popularity in other region across the globe, such as the US and Asia Pacific regions too.


WHAT IS "LoRa" and "LoRaWAN"?

What is LoRa?
LoRa is the short for "Long Range". It is the physical-layer (PHY) which enables extremely long range communication with optimized energy efficiency and the robust signal.

What is LoRaWAN?
LoRaWAN, also known as LPWAN, stands for low power, wide area network. It is the global de-factor standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).  LoRaWAN is the foundation of the LoRa Alliance.

Network Diagram of LoRa

Source: SEMTECH


The LoRa PHY and the LoRaWAN protocol are optimized for battery lifetime and low cost of the end devices to enable volume deployments for applications, such as asset tracking, supply chain, agriculture, smart city, intelligent building, smart home, smart metering,etc.

To learn more about LoRa, please visit LoRa Alliance website.

KEY FEATURES OF LoRa TECHNOLOGY

For LoRa technology, you may like to check out this comprehensive website by one of our LoRa business partners, SEMTECH.

Key Features of LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN Protocol
GEOLOCATION
Enables GPS-free, low power tracking applications
LOW COST
Reduces costs three ways: infrastructure investment, operating expenses and end-node sensors
STANDARDIZED
Improved global interoperability speeds adoption and roll out of LoRaWAN-based networks and IoT applications
LOW POWER
Protocol designed specifically for low power consumption extending battery lifetime up to 20 years
LONG RANGE
Single base station provides deep penetration in dense urban/indoor regions, plus connects rural areas up to 30 miles away
SECURE
Embedded end-to-end AES128 encryption
HIGH CAPACITY
Supports millions of messages per base station, ideal for public network operators serving many customers
Source: SEMTECH Website (“Key Features of LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN Protocol”)

Murata Icon X Why Murata LoRa Module?

Murata Icon X LoRa Module (Product Information)

PART NUMBER / KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Part Number
CMWX1ZZABZ-078
Appearance & Dimensions Appearance of Murata LoRa Module
Dimensions of Murata LoRa Module "CMWX1ZZABZ078" 
12.5 x 11.6 x 1.76 mm (max.)
Packaging Metal Shield Can
Chipset Semtech SX1276 ultra-long range spread spectrum wireless transceiver
MCU STMicro STM32L0 series
ARM Cortex M0+ 32 bit MCU
FLASH 192Kbytes
Antenna Configuration External
Host Interfaces UART/SPI/I2C
Other Interfaces GPIO/ ADC
LGA 57 pads
RF Tx Power +14dBm (+20dBm with PA boost)
Vdd 2.2V to 3.6V
Operating Temperature Range -40ºC to +85ºC
Certifications FCC/IC Certified and CE Compliant
LoRa AllianceTM Certified
TELEC Certified
More Information Product details

Murata LoRa Modules Lineup

Murata LoRa Module Product lineup
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Purchase STMicro
Discovery Kit
  Learn more about our
LoRa module
  Purchase our
LoRa module
  Post a question
・For actual design and evaluation only
・Registration code (*proof of purchase of STMicro Discovery Board) is required
*New to my Murata?

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STMicro Discovery Board

The "Evaluation Kit" equipped with Murata's LoRa module is available with our other LoRa business partner, STMicroelectronics

PART NUMBER / KEY FEATURE
STMicro Part Number B-L072Z-LRWAN1
Appearance Appearance of STMicro Discovery Board "B-L072Z-LRWAN1" equipped with Murata LoRa module
Murata LoRa® Module CMWX1ZZABZ-091
Feature ST-LINK/V2-1 embedded debug tool interface, LEDs, push-buttons, antenna, Arduino™Uno V3 connectors and USB OTG connector in Micro-B format.
More Information ST Microelectronics web page


HARDWARE SETUP

・STMicro DISCOVERY Board
・STMicro iCUBE Development
・Tool (v1.1.0) with v1.0.2 Stack
・PC
・LoRa Gateway
・Connection to internet 
Hardware setup of STMicro Discovery Board

Source : STMicroelectronics


Hardware: STMicro Discovery Board

Description of STMicro Discovery Board "B-L072Z-LRWAN1" hardware

Source : STMicroelectronics


Software: Development Kit

Description of STMicro Discovery Board "B-L072Z-LRWAN1" software

Source : STMicroelectronics
PART NUMBER / KEY FEATURE
STMicro Part Number STM32Cube(UM2073)
Feature i-CUBE-LRWAN Main Features:
- Application integration ready
- Easy add-on of the low-power LoRa® solution
- Extremely low CPU load
- No latency requirements
- Small STM32 memory footprint
- Low-power timing services provided
More Information
STMicroelectronics I-CUBE-LRWAN
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Purchase STMicro
Discovery Kit
  Learn more about our
LoRa module
  Purchase our
LoRa module
  Post a question
・For actual design and evaluation only
・Registration code (*proof of purchase of STMicro Discovery Board) is required
*New to my Murata?


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