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LoRaWAN Energy Calculator released

SecureThings.UK Launches a new LoRaWAN  Energy Calculator uses as its base the Semtech™ air time formula, and takes account of the following  with inputs to improved the calculation of battery life of nodes.give ability to calibrate the calculation for:

  • Sensors that are powered on for a limited time with power control,
  • Start and End time for the waking of Node from sleep
  • The MCU / RX current consumption
  • Sleep current
  • Tx  Power Min and Max
  • Payload size total and for the overhead
  • Battery capacity- useable
  • Min, Avg, and Max SF used

The results  provide  and estimated  energy consumptions based on  the respective elements of the usage such as Tx power, sleep current and gives the battery life  in days and years as well as airtime usage information such as % Duty-cycle and  TTN fair use policy.

The CubeCell Capsule  is the ideal LoRaWAN sensor with a very  small volume of 38cc self-contained  unit, that is  with in an IP67 housing either fully enclosed or with  a Gore-Tex™ gas membrane  to allow  sensed gasses to be detected. The capsule provides for a well-designed LoRaWAN Node that provides all the basic needs to communicate to LoraWAN gateway the sensed information. It is power efficient, easily configured and supports a wide range of “Out the box Sensors” as well as those of your own design. The key aspects of the Capsule are:

  • Ultra-low power design, 3.5uA in deep sleep via 3.3v supply of 10uA when sleeping  and supplied from  the LiPo battery supplied.
  • Has a 100mAh battery wired for use and is charged before dispatch and requires a sketch to be loaded to take the unit out of long-term sleep. The battery has a typical life of 3 month with transmission of 29 bytes every 5 minutes at SF7.– The unit complies with international regulations regarding transportation by: land or Air or if carried in luggage or sent by post as it is connected to the device and contain  very low level of Lithium.
  • Supports solar energy management, can directly connect with a 5.5~7V solar panel via external connections integrates with a lithium battery management system (charge and discharge management, overcharge protection.
  • The version supplied  by SecureThings is supplied with a O ring seal to provide long-terms weather proof seal and 100mAh battery.
  • Arduino-Compatible  and programming can be carried out using a USB to serial  with correct lead or using the optional Debug board standard sketches available!
  • CE and FCC certification;
  • Based on ASR605x (ASR6501), which integrates the PSoC® 4000 series MCU (ARM® Cortex® M0+ Core) and SX126X (the latest Semtech LoRaWAN chips);
  • LoRaWAN 1.0.3 support;
  • Optional USB debug Micro USB interface with complete ESD protection,  with integrated CP2102 USB to serial port chip, convenient for program downloading, debugging information ;

The results  provide  and estimated  energy consumptions based on  the respective elements of the usage such as Tx power, sleep current and gives the battery life  in days and years as well as airtime usage information such as % Duty-cycle and  TTN fair use policy.

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