RAK2247 LoRaWAN™ Gateway Concentrator Module
The RAK2247 is the evolution of RAK833. It retains the same small form factor (mPCIE) and is just as easy to integrate as the previous model. It, however, comes with a number of improvements.
Its Maximum Tx power has been boosted in order to achieve even greater range, so your LoRaWAN™ network coverage is even wider.
The addition of the heat-sink improves thermals and allows for even more stable operation in strenuous conditions.
Last, but not least is the enhancement of the board design. Now there is a second SAW, which allows the interference resistance of the gateway this module will be powering to be boosted, as compared to the previous generation. This will be a very important feature, as LoRaWAN™ network deployment explodes in the coming years and their size blows out of proportions. High interference resistance, coupled with the already excellent -139dBM sensitivity will be key to supporting the increasing number of nodes in the growing network.
Complete documentation of this product can be found on our website documentation page.
- Fully functioning LoRaWAN™ Multichannel Concentrator module (SX1301)
- Tx Power up to 25dBm
- RX sensitivity down to -139dBm
- Improved Interference Resistance (Second SAW addition, as compared to RAK833)
- Full LoRaWAN 1.0.2 stack support
- Compact size in the form of a mPCIe 52pin form factor card
- Compatible with 3.3V mPCIe type slots, common for 3G/LTE modules
- With an option for SPI interface board or both SPI and USB interfaces
- Perfect for a Plug-and-Play Setup when used together with the mPCIe to USB adapter (check this option above to include the board)
- Product Dimensions: 30mm x 50.95mm
- Product Weight: 100g (3.5oz)
- 1pc RAK2247
- 1pc IPEX Antenna
Hello. I wonder if possible to use this device with any standard mPCIe slot out-of-the-box. For example, to replace mPCIe WiFi card from my laptop. Also, not sure of understanding what SPI/USB options means.
It is not possible to do as you suggested. Only the form factors i mPCIe the pind definition is a little bit different. You can put it in a loptops slot sure, however you will need to remap the pins in the software layer in order to match what the RAK board is.
The SPI/USB option is ofr the sake of our Gateways and mPCIe to USB boards. If you want to used the converter with the RAK2247, or add a second concentrator module to the RAK7249 you need to take the USB/SPI option.
You can find detailed information about the pinout in the link below:
Hello Sir, what is the difference between SPI and USB? Is it fully compatible with the mPCIe slot like 3G/LTE modules?
This is not exactly in the traditional terms, rather it aligns in a way with how the RAK Commercial Gateways work.
Essintially the Concentrator has the standard mPCIe form factor, however it is not the same interface, if you want yo use it with a standard slot as you described like an LTE modem you would need to remat the pins as they are not the same as standard mPCIe.
Now for the difference betwrrn SPI and USB.
Basically the SPI boards are meant for the main concentrator module of RAK Gateway Products, where the USB for the secondary. Additionally if you want to use the RAK2247 with the mPCIe to USB board we offer you need to get the USB version of RAK2247. This is how they are meant to work out of the box, they can work as a general LTE modem, however you need to do some tweeking.
I hope this helps, if you have any more questions about your particular setup perhaps I would be able to assists firther provided you share what exactly are you planning on doing?
Hello Sir, I use RPI for many different actions with a specific configuration in system, python environment etc.. Based on the reading I have seen there is necessary download specific image in order to rurn the RPI into gateway (Get Start with RAK2247&RAK833 RPi LoRa Gateway.pdf). Is there any other guideline how to install specific packages and configuration to keep image as is and add LoRa gtw capabilities ?
Hello, clone the repo:
Go to the directory you cloned it in and loor for a lora subfolder, enter it and than run the install.sh script. This way you will only isntall the packet forwarder.
Afterwards you should configure as paer the manual.
Hello Sir, I want to test in Windows 10. How can I test?
Techincally this is possible, however we do not have a windows image., as it is not something tht seems to be used widely.
Windows 10 however supports Ubuntu as of late if I am not mistaken so perhaps you can try our Ubuntu image/manual.
RAK2247 LoRa Gateway KR920 appears to be out of stock. When can I get stock and buy it?
We are checking our inventory and will have information shortly on when there will be stock available.
I'd like to ask if you have RAK2247 LoRa Gateway on stock, I need approximatively 10 pcs... could you give me your lead time ?
You can order directly from: https://store.rakwireless.com/products/rak2247-lora-gateway-concentrator-module-1
RAK2247, however is not a Gateway, but a concentrator module.
5-7 Days is the Standard delivery time.