LoRaWAN Tracking Device Design and Development
This page mentions LoRaWAN Tracking Device design and development with hardware components used. It mentions list of popular certified LoRaWAN Tracking Device manufacturers or vendors.
Introduction: In this app note we will touch upon tracking device based on LoRaWAN. LoRaWAN is low power and long range wireless system which operates in various frequency bands throughout the globe. Tracking device helps to track the elderly people, children and consignments by sitting at one place.
LoRaWAN Tracking Device Design
The figure depicts block diagram of LoRaWAN Tracking Device. As shown it consists of microcontroller, LoRaWAN transceiver IC and GPS/GNSS sensor.
The tracking device is connected with LoRaWAN network through Gateway and its infrastructure such as servers running on cloud. The web app or mobile app can be developed to track its exact location while the device is moving from place to place. Let us see working of the tracking device.
➨GPS/GNSS IC provides latitude/longitude information to the microcontroller.
➨Microcontroller stores the information and uploads to the LoRaWAN network using Transceiver IC as shown.
➨The mobile app or web app reads the location information from cloud.
➨Cloud services are available from various companies such as ThingSpeak, Google Cloud IoT Core, IBM Watson IoT Platform, SensorCloud, Adafruit cloud and so on.
LoRaWAN Tracking Device Hardware components
Following table mentions hardware components can be used in the LoRaWAN Tracking Device development.
|Hardware components||Part Numbers or Model Numbers with description|
|Microcontroller||It is available from companies such as STMicroelectronics Microchip Technology, Renesas Electronics etc.|
|LoRaWAN Transceiver|| RN2483 from Microchip technology
Part Numbers SX1261, SX1262, SX1272, SX1276, SX1278 etc. from Semtech Corporation
RE866A1 and RE866xx from Telit communication
|GPS/GNSS IC|| STA8088CWG and other ICs from STMicroelectronics
Multi-GNSS Receiver chips (ePV7010B, ePV6010B) from FURUNO ELECTRIC CO.,LTD
The MAX2769C from Maxim Integrated
GPS/GLONASS LNA from Infineon Technologies
GNSS receiver from NXP Semiconductor
LoRaWAN Tracking Device from GlobalSat
Following are the features of LoRaWAN Tracking Device with model LT-100 from GlobalSat, Taiwan.
• Supports Class A/Class C
• 3 axis accelerometer for motion sensing
• Help button for emergency situation
• Compact battery operated
• Offers Real time tracking
• Applications: Asset tracking, Personal monitoring of elderly people and childrens, Pet tracking and so on.
LoRaWAN Tracking Device Manufacturers or Vendors
Following are the certified manufacturers or vendors of LoRaWAN Tracking Device.
|GlobalSat, Taiwan||Specifications are as mentioned above.|
|Kolff Computer Supplies BV, Netherlands||TM-901|
|1M2M, Netherlands|| Model : ED1608
Mail : email@example.com
|Tracktio, Spain, UK, USA, South Africa||They have tracking device for outdoor and indoor use. Outdoor trackers are based on LoRa and Satellite where as indoor trackers are based on BLE and LoRa|
|Seeed Technology Co., Ltd.||LoRaWAN GPS Tracker with 9-axis accelerometer-LGT92- 868MHz|