LoRa vs Zigbee | Difference between LoRa and Zigbee
This page compares LoRa vs Zigbee and mentions difference between LoRa and Zigbee. Links to Lora tutorial and Zigbee tutorial are also mentioned.
|Frequency Bands||863 to 870 MHz, 902 to 928 MHz, 779 to 787 MHz||868MHz, 915 MHz, 2450 MHz|
|Coverage distance||2-5 Km (urban areas), 15 Km ( suburban areas )||10 to 100 meters|
|Power consumption||lower compare to zigbee||low|
|Modulation technique||LoRa modulation (CSS modulation) , FSK or GFSK||BPSK, OQPSK modulation. Also uses DSSS technique to convert bits to chips.|
|Data rate||0.3 to 22 Kbps (LoRa modulation) and 100 Kbps (using GFSK)||20 kbps (868 MHz band ) , 40Kbps (915 MHz band ) , 250 kbps (2450 MHz band)|
Consists of LoRa Gateway, servers and end devices.
Consists of coordinator, routers and end devices.
Consists of RF, PHY, MAC, application layers
Consists of RF, PHY, MAC, network and security, application layers.
|Physical Layer||Uses modulation scheme as mentioned above and incorporates error correction capabilities, It adds preamble for synchronization purpose, It uses PHY header CRC as well as entire frame CRC.||There are two physical layers viz. 868/915 Mhz (uses BPSK, raised cosine pulse shaping) , and 2450 MHz (uses OQPSK, half sine wave pulse shaping )|
|Applications||used as Wide Area Network||used as LR-WPAN i.e. low rate wireless personal area network|
|Advantages, disadvantages||LoRa advantages and disadvantages>>||Zigbee advantages and disadvantages>>|
|Standard/Alliance||IEEE 802.15.4g, LoRa Alliance||IEEE 802.15.4 (defines PHY and MAC), Zigbee Alliance (defines network, security and application layers)|
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