LoRa® - Class A, B, and C Implementation

The current version of the RN2483 firmware handles LoRaWAN™ class A protocol. More details about the differences between the LoRa® classes implementation are available here: https://www.lora-alliance.org/about-lorawan#tab-1.

  • Class A: The nodes wake up and initiate a transfer on their own schedule.
  • Class B - Beacon: This essentially means that there are synchronous time slots when the nodes listen for downlink messages based on an agreed schedule.
  • Class C - Continuous: Whenever the node is not transmitting, it keeps the receiver window open so it can get downlink data anytime.

You can try to create your own implementation for each class with the help of the MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) LoRaWAN library.

  • We released the LoRa library in MCC, which gives you the opportunity to create custom source code for your application. Under Current Download > Microchip Software Libraries > LoRaWAN.
  • We released an Application Note that describes how to implement Class A with the MCC LoRa library and where there is also source code provided for it.
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