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® v4.0 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™ v4.0 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
U.FL Connector
Bluetooth Version
V4.0 –Bluetooth Smart– Central mode OR Peripheral Mode
Chipset (Wireless)
Semtech SX1272 (LoRa), Nordic nRF51822 (Bluetooth)
Frequency
863 - 870 MHz (LoRaWAN EU), 902 - 928 (LoRaWAN US), 2.402 - 2.480 GHz (BLE)
Logical Interfaces
SMT
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)
Protocols
LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy
Wireless Specification
LoRaWAN and Bluetooth 4.0
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power LoRa Version / Class Max Transmit Power Output Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Type
DVK-RM186-SM Dipole Antenna V4.0 Central mode OR Peripheral Mode USB Pluggable LoRa: 250 bps - 50 kbps. BLE: 1 Mbps. Development Kit DVK-RM186 and Free Software Tools LoRa: 863 - 870 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 870 MHz 863 MHz 2.1V – 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V – 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +13.5 dBm 2mW and 25mW 12.7 mA 31.4 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa: -134 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. LoRa MAC Class A Specification Development Kit
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power LoRa Version / Class Max Transmit Power Output Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Type
DVK-RM191-SM Dipole Antenna V4.0 Central mode OR Peripheral Mode USB Pluggable LoRa: 980 bps - 21.9 kbps. BLE: 1 Mbps. Development Kit DVK-RM191 and Free Software Tools LoRa: 902 - 928 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 928 MHz 902 MHz 2.1V – 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V – 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +15.5 dBm 2mW and 32mW 15.3 mA 45.7 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa: -126 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. LoRa MAC Class A Specification Development Kit
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Compliance Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power LoRa Version / Class Max Transmit Power Output Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification Type
RM186-SM u.FL Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC V4.0 Central mode OR Peripheral Mode CE 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: 863 - 870 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 870 MHz 863 MHz 2.1V – 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V – 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +13.5 dBm 2mW and 25mW 12.7 mA 31.4 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa: -134 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. 3 grams LoRa MAC Class A Specification Module
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power LoRa Version / Class Max Transmit Power Output Power Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification Type
RM191-SM u.FL Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC V4.0 Central mode OR Peripheral Mode FCC/IC 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: 902 - 928 MHz. BLE: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz 928 MHz 902 MHz 2.1V – 3.5V Internal DCDC converter. 1.8V – 2.1V Internal LDO. LoRaWAN 1.01 (End Device) +15.5 dBm 2mW and 32mW 15.3 mA 45.7 mA LoRa Class A and Bluetooth Low Energy LoRa: Up to 15 km. BLE: Up to 100 m. LoRa: -126 dBm. BLE: -91 dBm. 3 grams LoRa MAC Class A Specification Module

Documentation

File Type Last Updated
Application Note - Updating Firmware and Programming RM1xx Modules with the QPK-NRF5x-01.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
Connecting RG1xx to Loriot Network Server.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Connecting to a Multitech Conduit Gateway - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Debug Features - RM1xx.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Getting Started with Sample Applications - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Integrating Cayenne on TTN - RM1xx v1.1.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM186 v1.3.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Interfacing with LoRaWAN - RM191 v1.2.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Key Differences with v4.4.0 Stack – Affects Laird RM191 FW Versions 101.x.x.x and 102.x.x.x.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Loading and Running Applications with UwTerminalX - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
LoRaWAN Keys and IDs Overview.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
LoRaWAN Range Testing.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
PCB Notch Antenna Reference Design - RM1xx - v1_0.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Upgrading Firmware from your Host Microcontroller.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Upgrading Firmware via UART - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Using an LCD Keypad Shield - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Using BLE and LoRa - RM1xx Series.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Using DVK-RM1xx with Laird RG1xx Sentrius Gateway and TTN.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
Bluetooth SIG Certificate - RM1xx.pdf Certification 10-04-18
EN 300 220 (LORA) - RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
EN 300 328 (BLE) - RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
EN 301 489-17 (BLE) - RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
EN 301 489-3 (LORA) - RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
EU Declaration of Conformity - RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Grant - 15.247 - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Grant - 15.249 - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Test Report (15.107, 15.109) - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 2402-2480 MHz) - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Test Report (15.247 - 902.3-914.9 MHz) - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Test Report (Section 15.249) - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
IC Certificate - RM191.pdf Certification 10-04-18
LoRaWAN Certification Test Report - RM1xx.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017.pdf Certification 10-03-18
Test Report Addendum 1 TR316062A-B-RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Test Report Addendum 2 TR316062D-RM186.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Datasheet (HIG) - RM1xx Series.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Overview - Understanding LoRa.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Product Brief - RM1xx Series.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
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 Documentation 10-04-18
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 Documentation 10-04-18
Release Notes - RM1xx Central v17_4_1_0 and 18_4_1_0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Release Notes - RM1xx v4.1.0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Release Notes - RM1xx_PE v18-17-1-0 and v17-17-1-0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
RM1xx BLE Central smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
RM1xx BLE Peripheral smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.1.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
RM1xx Dipole Antenna Datasheet.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
RM1xx LoRa smartBASIC Extensions Guide v1.3.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide_v3_1.pdf Documentation 10-03-18
User Guide - RM1xx Development Kit.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
3D%20Models%20-%20RM1xx.zip Software 10-04-18
DVK-RM1xx%20Schematic-V1.pdf Software 10-04-18
Release%20Notes%20-%20Central%20RM186%20EU%20v100.6.1.0%20-%20RM191%20US%20v101.6.1.0%20-%20RM191%20AU%20102.6.1.0%20-%20RM191%20AS%20v103.6.1.0.pdf Software 10-04-18
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 Software 10-04-18
RM186_CE_EU_100.6.1.0-r1.zip Software 10-04-18
RM186_PE_EU_110.6.1.0-r1.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_CE_AS_103.6.1.0-r1_ENGINEERING.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_CE_AU_102.6.1.0-r1_ENGINEERING.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_CE_US_101.6.1.0-r1.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_PE_AS_113.6.1.0-r1_ENGINEERING.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_PE_AU_112.6.1.0-r1_ENGINEERING.zip Software 10-04-18
RM191_PE_US_111.6.1.0-r1.zip Software 10-04-18