Murata’s New Module: LoRaWAN® + Satellite (S-Band) for IoT Expansion

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) unveils its groundbreaking communication module “Type 2GT,” marking Murata’s debut in supporting both LoRaWAN® and satellite communication. This versatile module, now in mass production since March 2024, finds applications in diverse IoT sectors like smart agriculture, environmental sensing, and smart homes.

The proliferation of communication infrastructure like 5G and IoT has spurred demand for broader coverage. Concurrently, the miniaturization of communication satellites and the expansion of satellite networks have elevated satellite communication’s importance. Yet, its integration with IoT has been limited, necessitating solutions for areas devoid of mobile coverage.

In response, Murata introduces the “Type 2GT,” the first of its kind to embrace both LoRaWAN® and satellite communications. Powered by Semtech’s LR1121 chipset, it facilitates long-range communication across frequencies from 860MHz to 930MHz and 2.4GHz, with a transmission power of 22dBm. Leveraging Murata’s wireless design prowess, space-saving installation, and product processing technology, the module achieves remarkable miniaturization and performance. Moreover, it’s attained standard certifications across major markets, expediting IoT device development and market deployment.

Looking ahead, Murata remains committed to innovating products aligned with market needs, thereby enhancing human living and working environments through widespread IoT adoption.

Commenting on this advancement, Carlo Tinella, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Semtech, emphasizes the significance of Murata’s integration of 3rd generation multi-band LoRa® modules. This advancement not only streamlines development but also ensures security, reducing complexity for developers worldwide across various IoT applications.

Key Features:

  • Simultaneous support for LoRaWAN® + satellite communication expands communication coverage.
  • Enables long-distance and satellite communication across multiple frequency bands.
  • Facilitates miniaturization of IoT devices.
  • Compact dimensions: 9.98×8.70×1.74mm.
  • Holds Radio Act certification and standard certifications in major markets.

Main Specifications:

  • Product Name: LBAA0XV2GT-001
  • Type Name: Type 2GT
  • IC Manufacturer: Semtech
  • IC Product Name: LR1121
  • Technology: LoRa®
  • Supported Frequency Bands: 860-930MHz, 2.4GHz, 2.1GHz S-Band
  • Size: 9.98 x 8.70 x 1.74(max.)mm
  • Host Interface: SPI/GPIOs
  • Certifications: FCC, ISED

For further details, visit the product website here. For inquiries and technical support, click here.

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