Sentrius RM1xx LoRa + BLE Modules

Overview

NEW: Upgrade firmware from your host microcontroller!

The Sentrius™ RM1xx series of modules offer a powerful, convenient solution for long-range Enterprise IoT (EIoT) deployments. Laird Connectivity innovatively combines Bluetooth® v4.1 with LoRaWAN™, the emerging standard in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) into one module. RM1xx modules aggregate and transmit data from Bluetooth® Smart (BLE) devices and sensors over LoRaWAN to gateways as far as 15 km (~10 miles) away. This bridges the personal area network to the wide area network in a unique way. The Sentrius RM1xx will be LoRa® Alliance certified and fully interoperable with any LoRaWAN™-adherent gateway.

  • Designed for the EIoT – Innovative combination of BT™ v4.1 and LoRa® makes the RM1xx the bridge between Bluetooth Smart devices and a network that intelligently uses their data.
  • Ultra-low power usage schemes – Allows years of use on a single battery.
  • Laird Connectivity’s unique smartBASIC language – Makes it extremely easy to create event-driven, hostless applications.
  • Upgradable firmware – Prepare for the future with access to feature and security updates.
  • Compliant with FCC, CE regulations – Available as the RM186 (CE) or RM191 (FCC).
  • Download the NEW UwTerminalX as well as the two companion applications: MultiDeviceLoader and TermNotify

 

Specifications

Antenna Options
Dipole antenna with U.FL (IPEX) connector up to 2 dBi
Wireless Specification
LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) and Bluetooth 4.1
Chipset (Wireless)
Semtech SX1272 (LoRa), Nordic nRF51822 (Bluetooth)
Bluetooth Version
V4.1 – Central OR Peripheral Mode
Interfaces
Bluetooth v4.1 (BLE Central or Peripheral), physical UART, SPI, I2C, GPIO, or ADC.
Max Transmit Power
BLE: 3 dBm (into -1.5 dBi chip antenna)
Protocols
Any that can be implemented using the onboard smartBASIC
Transmit Power
Wireless: 1.5 dBm - 13.5 dBm, Bluetooth: -20 dBm (in four dB steps) with smartBASIC command - 3 dBm (into -1.5 dBi chip antenna)
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Receive Sensitivity Input Power LoRa Version Class Max Transmit Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
DVK-RM186-SM-01 Dipole Antenna 4 LoRa: Semtech Sx1272. BLE: Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 2mW and 25mW USB Pluggable LoRa: 250 bps - 50 kbps. BLE: 1 Mbps. Development Kit DVK-RM186 and Free Software Tools LoRa: -134 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. 2.1V - 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V - 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +13.5 dBm 12.7 mA 31.4 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa MAC Class A Specification LoRa: 863 - 870 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 870 MHz 863 MHz
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Receive Sensitivity Input Power LoRa Version Class Max Transmit Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
DVK-RM191-SM-01 Dipole Antenna 4 LoRa: Semtech Sx1272. BLE: Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 2mW and 32mW USB Pluggable LoRa: 980 bps - 21.9 kbps. BLE: 1 Mbps. Development Kit DVK-RM191 and Free Software Tools LoRa: -126 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. 2.1V - 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V - 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +15.5 dBm 15.3 mA 45.7 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa MAC Class A Specification LoRa: 902 - 928 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 928 MHz 902 MHz
Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Max Transmit Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
RM186-SM LoRa: 250 bps – 50 kbps, BLE: 1 Mbps Development Kit DVK-RM186 and Free Software Tools 3.1 mm 25.4 mm 25.4 mm LoRa: -134 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm typical CE 3 grams 13.5 dBm 12.7 mA 31.4 mA LoRa: 865 - 870 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 870 MHz 865 MHz
Max Transmit Power Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
RM191-SM 15.5 dBm SMT LoRa: 980 bps – 21.9kbps, BLE: 1 Mbps Development Kit DVK-RM1xx and Free Software Tools 3.1 mm 25.4 mm 25.4 mm LoRa: -126 dBm, BLE: -91 dBm typical FCC/IC 3 grams 15.3 mA 45.7 mA LoRa: 902-928MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 928 MHz 902 MHz

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Using BLE and LoRa - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
Using an LCD Keypad Shield - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
Getting Started with Sample Applications - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
Loading and Running Applications with UwTerminalX - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
Connecting to a Multitech Conduit Gateway - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide All Application Note 02-28-19
Debug Features - RM1xx All Application Note 02-28-19
LoRaWAN Keys and IDs Overview All Application Note 02-28-19
LoRaWAN Range Testing All Application Note 02-28-19
Upgrading Firmware from your Host Microcontroller All Application Note 02-28-19
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM191 v1.2 All Application Note 02-28-19
Using DVK-RM1xx with Laird RG1xx Sentrius Gateway and TTN All Application Note 02-28-19
Key Differences with v4.4.0 Stack – Affects Laird RM191 FW Versions 101.x.x.x and 102.x.x.x All Application Note 02-28-19
Integrating Cayenne on TTN - RM1xx v1.1 All Application Note 02-28-19
Upgrading Firmware via UART - RM1xx Series All Application Note 02-28-19
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM186 v1.3 All Application Note 02-28-19
Application Note - Updating Firmware and Programming RM1xx Modules with the QPK-NRF5x-01 All Application Note 02-28-19
Connecting RG1xx to Loriot Network Server All Application Note 02-28-19
PCB Notch Antenna Reference Design - RM1xx - v1 0 All Application Note 02-28-19
EN 300 328 (BLE) - RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
EN 300 220 (LORA) - RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
EN 301 489-17 (BLE) - RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
EN 301 489-3 (LORA) - RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
Test Report Addendum 1 TR316062A-B-RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
Test Report Addendum 2 TR316062D-RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Grant - 15.247 - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
IC Certificate - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Grant - 15.249 - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
LoRaWAN Certification Test Report - RM1xx All Certification 02-28-19
Bluetooth SIG Certificate - RM1xx All Certification 02-28-19
EU Declaration of Conformity - RM186 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Test Report (Section 15.249) - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 2402-2480 MHz) - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 902.3-914.9 MHz) - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
FCC Test Report (15.107, 15.109) - RM191 All Certification 02-28-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 03-01-19
User Guide - RM1xx Development Kit All Documentation 02-28-19
RM1xx Dipole Antenna Datasheet All Documentation 02-28-19
Release Notes - RM1xx v4.1.0 All Documentation 02-28-19
Release Notes - RM1xx PE v18-17-1-0 and v17-17-1-0 All Documentation 02-28-19
Release Notes - RM1xx Central v17 4 1 0 and 18 4 1 0 All Documentation 02-28-19
Product Brief - RM1xx Series All Documentation 03-07-19
Overview - Understanding LoRa All Documentation 02-28-19
RM1xx BLE Central smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1 All Documentation 02-28-19
RM1xx BLE Peripheral smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1 All Documentation 02-28-19
Release Notes - Peripheral RM186 EU v110.6.1.0 - RM191 US v111.6.1.0 - RM191 AU v112.6.1.0 - RM191 AS v113.6.1.0 All Documentation 02-28-19
Release Notes - Central RM186 EU v100.6.1.0 - RM191 US v101.6.1.0 - RM191 AU 102.6.1.0 - RM191 AS v103.6.1.0 All Documentation 02-28-19
Datasheet - RM1xx Series v1.9 All Datasheet 02-14-19
RM1xx LoRa smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.3 All Documentation 02-28-19
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide v3.2 All Documentation 02-14-19
RM191 CE US 101.6.1.0-r1.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM191 PE US 111.6.1.0-r1.zip All Software 01-17-19
3D Models - RM1xx.zip All Software 01-17-19
DVK-RM1xx Schematic-V1 All Software 02-28-19
Release Notes-RM186 Peripheral EUv110.6.1.0-RM191 Peripheral USv111.6.1.0-RM191 PE AUv112.6.1.0-RM191 PE ASv113.6.1.0 All Software 02-28-19
Release Notes - Central RM186 EU v100.6.1.0 - RM191 US v101.6.1.0 - RM191 AU 102.6.1.0 - RM191 AS v103.6.1.0 All Software 02-28-19
RM186 CE EU 100.6.1.0-r1.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM186 PE EU 110.6.1.0-r1.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM191 CE AS 103.6.1.0-r1 ENGINEERING.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM191 CE AU 102.6.1.0-r1 ENGINEERING.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM191 PE AS 113.6.1.0-r1 ENGINEERING.zip All Software 01-17-19
RM191 PE AU 112.6.1.0-r1 ENGINEERING.zip All Software 01-17-19