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

Max Transmit Power
RM186 (Europe): 14dBm to 0dBm ERP (2dBi dipole). RM191 (US): 15dBm to 0dBm ERP (2dBi dipole). BLE: 3dBm radiated (by on-board chip antenna)
Output Power
2mW and 25mW (EU), 2mW and 32mW (US)
Antenna Options
U.FL Connector
Protocols
LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy
Logical Interfaces
SMT
Frequency
863 - 870 MHz (LoRaWAN EU), 902 - 928 (LoRaWAN US), 2.402 - 2.480 GHz (BLE)
Bluetooth Version
V4.1 –Bluetooth Smart– Central mode OR Peripheral Mode
Wireless Specification
LoRaWAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Chipset (Wireless)
Semtech SX1272 (LoRa), Nordic nRF51822 (Bluetooth)
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 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 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
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset Output Power Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight 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)
RM186-SM u.FL Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC 4 LoRa: Semtech Sx1272. BLE: Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 2mW and 25mW 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. CE 3 grams 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 BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight 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)
RM191-SM u.FL Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC 4 LoRa: Semtech Sx1272. BLE: Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 2mW and 32mW SMT LoRa: 980 bps - 21.9 kbps. BLE: 1 Mbps. Development Kit DVK-RM191 and Free Software Tools 3.1 mm 25.4 mm 25.4 mm LoRa: -126 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. FCC/IC 3 grams 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

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Using BLE and LoRa - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using an LCD Keypad Shield - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Getting Started with Sample Applications - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Loading and Running Applications with UwTerminalX - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Connecting to a Multitech Conduit Gateway - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Debug Features - RM1xx.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
LoRaWAN Keys and IDs Overview.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
LoRaWAN Range Testing.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading Firmware from your Host Microcontroller.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM191 v1.2.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using DVK-RM1xx with Laird RG1xx Sentrius Gateway and TTN.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Key Differences with v4.4.0 Stack – Affects Laird RM191 FW Versions 101.x.x.x and 102.x.x.x.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Integrating Cayenne on TTN - RM1xx v1.1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading Firmware via UART - RM1xx Series.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM186 v1.3.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Updating Firmware and Programming RM1xx Modules with the QPK-NRF5x-01.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Connecting RG1xx to Loriot Network Server.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
PCB Notch Antenna Reference Design - RM1xx - v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
EN 300 328 (BLE) - RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 220 (LORA) - RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 301 489-17 (BLE) - RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 301 489-3 (LORA) - RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Test Report Addendum 1 TR316062A-B-RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Test Report Addendum 2 TR316062D-RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Grant - 15.247 - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC Certificate - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Grant - 15.249 - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
LoRaWAN Certification Test Report - RM1xx.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Bluetooth SIG Certificate - RM1xx.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EU Declaration of Conformity - RM186.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Test Report (Section 15.249) - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 2402-2480 MHz) - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 902.3-914.9 MHz) - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Test Report (15.107, 15.109) - RM191.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
User Guide - RM1xx Development Kit.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
RM1xx Dipole Antenna Datasheet.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Notes - RM1xx v4.1.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Notes - RM1xx PE v18-17-1-0 and v17-17-1-0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Notes - RM1xx Central v17 4 1 0 and 18 4 1 0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - RM1xx Series All Documentation 02-05-19
Overview - Understanding LoRa.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
RM1xx BLE Central smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
RM1xx BLE Peripheral smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
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.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
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.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Datasheet - RM1xx Series v1.9 All Datasheet 02-14-19
RM1xx LoRa smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.3.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
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.pdf All Software 01-17-19
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.pdf All Software 01-17-19
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.pdf All Software 01-17-19
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