LoRaWAN data rates and payload sizes

Data RateConfigurationIndicative Bit Rate (b/s)N
0LoRa: SF12 / 125 kHz25051
1LoRa:SF11 / 125 kHz44051
2LoRa:SF10 / 125 kHz98051
3LoRa:SF9 / 125 kHz1760115
4LoRa:SF8 / 125 kHz3125222
5LoRa:SF7 / 125 kHz5470222
6LoRa:SF7 / 250 kHz11000222
7FSK: 50 kbps50000222
EU863-870 Data Rates – Source: https://lora-alliance.org/resource-hub/rp2-101-lorawanr-regional-parameters
N: maximum application payload length, in the absence of the optional FOpt control field

IoT device development kits

Updated: 23-Dec-2019

Here is a list of various low cost programmable boards, with some (wireless) connectivity.

  • Thunderboard Sense 2 Sensor-to-Cloud Advanced IoT Development Kit, from Silicon Labs – ARM Cortex M4 core with 256 kB RAM and 1024 kB Flash, multi-protocol radio, sensors, source code of applications for Android, iOS and web – US$36 (Dec-2019)
  • Icarus IoT Board, from Actinius – based on the nRF9160 – LTE-M / NB-IoT, GPS – 99.50 € (Nov-2019)
  • Thingy:91, from Nordic – based on the nRF9160 – LTE-M / NB-IoT, GPS, 16 sensors, Bluetooth / Thread / Zigbee / ANT, plastic and rubber case – around US$ 119 (Aug-2019)

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