World’s smallest LoRaWAN® modem module reduces current consumption

  • Connectivity Modules

2/17/2021

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President:
Norio Nakajima

Murata today announced the expansion of its Type 1SJ product line with the addition of a new LoRaWAN® modem solution. The AT-command controlled modem module version measures only 10.0 mm × 8.0 mm × 1.6 mm, making it the smallest available in the world today. Operating from a single supply rail up to 3.9V DC, the device incorporates several low power modes that allow the real time clock (RTC) to operate while drawing a typical current of just 1.3µA. This current consumption level assures that a single battery can operate for years. Additionally, the resin mold package provides physical ruggedness with a -40ºC to +85ºC temperature range.

Based on a second-generation Semtech SX1262 radio frequency IC (RFIC), the Type 1SJ LoRaWAN® modem module comes preloaded with AT Command controlled modem firmware and a LoRaWAN® stack with an AT Command middle layer. These features enable a faster time-to-market and ease design challenges for IoT developers. The device currently supports the US915 band in North America. Future adaptations of the module are intended for Europe, India, China and Pacific Rim markets. It is suitable for a wide range of applications where a miniaturized footprint, long range, extended battery life, advanced security, and a competitive price point are all critical requirements.

“The new Type 1SJ LoRaWAN® modem module allows designers to develop products that meet the most demanding requirements, especially in areas such as asset tracking, utilities, agriculture, smart cities, smart buildings, industrial, and other IoT applications. By collaborating with Semtech on this offering, we leverage both companies’ leadership and expertise to create the solutions most needed in IoT market,” said Steve Kim, Business Development Manager, Connectivity Solutions for Murata Americas.

“LoRaWAN® empower customers to develop secure, next-generation and innovative IoT applications by providing them with accessible and easy-to-use solutions. The long range and low power advantages of LoRaWAN® enables applications with leading flexibility for nearly any possible use case and vertical market,” said Pedro Pachuca, Director of Wireless Products in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Murata’s module allows developers as well as enterprises to efficiently develop their applications and quickly bring them to market, shortening the design and implementation cost.”

Initial launch module supports US915 band only but modules supporting other bands such as EU868 band will be launched afterwards. For more information, please visit here.

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com