LoRaNow is a open source communication protocol to make easier to understand the concept of Node / Gateway communication using LoRa technology.
- Hardware Compatibility - Compatible with Arduino and ESP boards with a LoRa module attached.
- Id - Each node has an identification, by default the library creates a unique id for the node.
- Checksum - Each payload has a checksum to verify if the data is corrupted.
- State Machine - The library has a state machine algorithm to manage the LoRa module, open an RX window after sending data and put the module to sleep.
The main focus hardware is Arduino and ESP boards with RFM95W LoRa module.
The default pinout connection is like the table below.
DIO0 pins can be changed by using
LoRaNow.setPins(ss, dio0) or
LoRaNow.setPinsSPI(sck, miso, mosi, ss, dio0).
DIO0 pin is needed, it must be interrupt capable via
You can use this table to lookup the available frequencies by your country. The selectable frequency also depends on your hardware.
You can select the frequency using
LoRaNow.setFrequency(frequency) or you can select the frequency by country.
LoRaNow.setFrequencyCN()- Select the frequency 486.5 MHz - Used in China
LoRaNow.setFrequencyEU()- Select the frequency 868.3 MHz - Used in Europe
LoRaNow.setFrequencyUS()- Select the frequency 904.1 MHz - Used in USA, Canada and South America
LoRaNow.setFrequencyAU()- Select the frequency 917.0 MHz - Used in Australia, Brazil and Chile
This is the payload format, this protocol don't have any kind of encryption.
|1 Byte||4 Bytes||1 Byte||1 Byte||1 Byte||N Bytes|
- Install the library by Using the Library Manager
- OR by Importing the .zip library using either the master or one of the releases ZIP files.
The library comes with examples. After installing the library you need to restart the Arduino IDE before they can be found under File > Examples > LoRaNow.
- Example for ESP8266 board
- Example for ESP32 board
- Improve documentation
- State machine
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