mPCIe Lorawan Gateway Cards

Submitted by cliff on Wed, 11/04/2018 - 10:52

There are currently a few "mPCIe" lorawan gateway cards on the market or in development. Unfortunately most of them only use the mPCIe/M.2/mSATA form factor but not a mPCIe compatible pinout. This list tries to be complete in differentiating between the different cards.

mPCIe Lorawan Gateway Cards
Card Name/Type Availability Gateway Chip Reference Design mPCIe Compatibility
nFuse LRWCCx-MPCIE now 1301/1308 1 Yes, USB (868+915Mhz available)
MAXIIot GL5711 now 1301 1 No, mPCIe formfactor but 5V supply voltage
RAK833 Wireless mPCIe now (US $177) 1301 unknown Yes, USB (SPI bus uses non-standard pins)
MultiTech MTAC-LORA now 1301 1 Probably not, requires 3.3V and 5V supply voltage and looks like M.2 format
OccamSmart mPCIe now (US $110) 1301/1308 1 Yes, USB/Serial
LIyatech LRM001 now  1301 1

Not clear, seems to be USB/Serial

LPWAN LPGWMD002 unknown 1301 1

No, mPCIe formfactor but 5V supply voltage

MAXIIot GL5712 now (US $109) 1301 1 Yes, 3.3V USB+SPI




Sat, 19/01/2019 - 05:48

I've been looking into the different mPCIe gateways too. From what I have found the nFuse (STM based) and OccamSmart (PIC based) are using the PicoGW reference design. Whereas the others that support USB are using the USB to SPI FTDI chip.