Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. has released its MultiConnectmDot, a LoRaWAN ready, LPWAN RF module that is fully certified by the LoRaAlliance through its LoRaWAN certification process conducted at the Espotels laboratory in Jyvskyl, Finland. New certification ensures that MultiConnect mDot formally complies with the LoRaWAN specifications and is compatible with LoRaWAN networks.
MultiConnect mDots are powerfulradios using the new Semtech LoRa, low power, wide area RF modulation. MultiConnect mDots bring intelligence, reduced complexity and BOM cost to the very edge of the network by running ARM’s mbed OS on a low power ARM Cortex-M4 series processor.
Customers integrating the mDot into their final design can now leverage the modules CE, FCC and LoRaWAN certifications. By reusing these regulatory and industry approvals to skip the complex radio testing demanded by authorities and the industry, vendors of LoRa end devices can significantly de-risk costly delays achieving complex global approvals for their device.
The MultiConnect mDots performance significantly exceeded even the testers expectations, noted David Smith, senior VP engineering and Innovation at MultiTech. Though our RF module was already compliant with the LoRaWAN specification, introducing a more formal certification further reinforces the products excellence and foothold in the industry. As part of the testing, MultiTech also completed full certification for optional data rates and feature capabilities. All details will be noted both on theLoRa websiteand within the newest compliance certification.
The MultiConnect mDot performed exceptionally well in our intensive testing procedures, said Jouko Nikula from Espotel Oy. MultiTech engineers should be congratulated for the high-level demonstration of its LPWAN RF module, a benchmark for excellence that undeniably impressed the entire testing team.