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Is there any merit to LoRa modules?

Added by NeverDie over 3 years ago

They’ve been out for over a year now, and yet I never see them discussed anywhere. For instance, the RFM69 appears to have some kind of LoRa variant, though it costs more than twice as much. Is there value for money there, or is it an empty promise? If they have merit, under what conditions would they be preferable to, say, a regular RFM69HW?


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RE: Is there any merit to LoRa modules? - Added by JohnO over 3 years ago

Do you have a link to a LoRa variant of the RFM69 ? I can only find RFM92/95/96/98 hardware with LoRa. I am only a novice with this but LoRa appears incompatible with what we have today. The wafer has more pads and so would need a new PCB layout and we currently have more sensitivity in the RFM69 than we can use in the real world. Perhaps LoRa would use the sensitivity in a better way that is beyond my appreciation.

RE: Is there any merit to LoRa modules? - Added by NeverDie over 3 years ago

That’s what I meant. I’m sure we’re talking about the same hardware, as the only source that I know of is either anarduino or hopeRF.

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