Murata’s LoRa® Module Streamlines IoT Wireless Design

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) has unveiled its groundbreaking Type 2GT module, a revolutionary multi-band, low-power radio (LoRa®) module designed to propel the development of IoT devices requiring versatile wireless connectivity. This innovative module offers a comprehensive solution tailored to the intricate demands of global certification standards, facilitating seamless deployment across diverse regions and industries.

Measuring a mere 9.98 x 8.70 x 1.74mm, the Type 2GT module is a marvel of integration, housed in a metal case on a PCB and packaged as a land grid array. Its technical excellence is evidenced by its utilization of Semtech’s advanced LR1121 RF transceiver IC, a thermally compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO), a second 32KHz crystal, an RF switch, and an RF matching network. These components ensure unparalleled frequency accuracy and reliable performance under varying environmental conditions, simplifying PCB designs for end-device designers and reducing time to market and development costs.

The Type 2GT module supports multiple frequency bands, including sub-GHz bands, the 2.4GHz ISM band, and the 2.1GHz satellite communications S-band, making it highly flexible and scalable to meet the diverse needs of various IoT applications. These applications span from smart agriculture, industrial and environmental sensing, to building and home automation. Furthermore, markets such as asset tracking, utilities metering, and remote-controlled toys and drones can benefit from its features. Support for the 2.4GHz ISM band enables higher data rates and a common channel plan globally, while also circumventing duty-cycle limitations imposed on sub-GHz communications by European standards.

Carlo Tinella, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Semtech, expressed excitement about Murata’s strategic expansion with their cutting-edge Type 2GT module, emphasizing its role in streamlining and securing the development process for applications operating across sub-GHz and 2.4GHz LoRa® frequencies. Certification to European CE, American FCC, Japanese TELEC, and Canadian IC standards enables designers to reuse module RF test reports across different certification authorities, significantly lowering compliance barriers and fostering innovation across the IoT ecosystem.

Developers, partners, and innovators are invited to explore the potential of the Type 2GT module in collaboration with Murata. Together, they aim to harness the power of LoRa® technology to create smart, efficient, accessible, and sustainable IoT solutions. Murata remains dedicated to collaborating with partners to push the boundaries of what’s possible, ultimately making the world more connected, intelligent, and environmentally conscious.

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