RM186/191 Series Wireless Modules

Laird's RM186/191 series of wireless modules include LoRa® and Bluetooth® Smart in one powerful solution with smartBASIC

Image of Laird - Embedded Wireless Solutions' RM186/191, Wireless ModulesLaird's RM186/191 series of modules offer a powerful, convenient solution for long-range Enterprise IoT (EIoT) deployments. Laird innovatively combines Bluetooth v4.0 with LoRaWAN™, the emerging standard in low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN), into one module. The RM1xx modules aggregate and transmit data from Bluetooth Smart (BLE) devices and sensors over LoRa 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 RM186/191 will be LoRa Alliance certified and fully interoperable with any LoRaWAN-adherent gateway.

Features
  • Combines sub-1 GHz LoRa and 2.4 GHz BLE technologies on one module:
    • Semtech SX1272: 868 MHz (EU) / 915 MHz (North America)
      • Long range (circa 10 miles), optimal for low-power IoT applications
      • Output power up to +15 dBm, Rx sensitivity up to -135 dBm
    • Nordic nRF51822: 2.4 GHz BT v4.0 with ARM® Cortex®-M0
      • Easily connect with peripherals and sensors via BLE or hard-wired connections (UART, SPI, I2C, GPIO, ADC)
      • Integrated LoRa (class A) and BLE (central - GATT client) stacks enable hostless operation of RM1xx
  • Supports simultaneous LoRa and BLE connections 
  • smartBASIC for rapid application development
  • Fully embedded LoRa and BLE stacks, one vendor approach for everything
  • Robust security on either public or private LoRa networks, with three layers of keys and AES-128 encryption
  • Whisper mode: use BLE for NFC-like pairing capabilities for secure connections
  • Industrial temperature rating: -40°C to 85°C
  • Pre-certified antenna options and U.FL connector
  • Laird’s industry renowned support and technical resources
Applications
  • Smart metering and remote monitoring
  • Industrial automation
  • Irrigation/agriculture
  • Asset tracking
  • Long-range, battery-powered sensors

RM186/191, Wireless Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyPower - OutputAvailable QuantityView Details
RM186-SM-01 datasheet linkMODULE, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE MODRM186-SM-01MODULE, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE MOD863MHz ~ 870MHz14dBm120 - Immediate
RM186-SM-01 product page link

Development Kits

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyFor Use With/Related ProductsAvailable QuantityView Details
DVK-RM191-SM-01 datasheet linkDEV KIT, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE USDVK-RM191-SM-01DEV KIT, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE US915MHzRM19149 - Immediate
DVK-RM191-SM-01 product page link
DVK-RM186-SM-01 datasheet linkDEV KIT, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE EUDVK-RM186-SM-01DEV KIT, INTELLIGENT LORA/BLE EU868MHzRM18632 - Immediate
DVK-RM186-SM-01 product page link
Published: 2016-09-16