The HAT has an estimated availability date of 20 Might 2021 and can value from $19.90. Word that the separate WM1302 LoRaWAN Gateway Module itself prices $88.90.
For those who put the 2 collectively you might be aiming for compact LoRaWAN wi-fi comms, supporting long-distance IoT eventualities…
According to Seeed Studio:
WM1302 Pi HAT helps the WM1302 module’s mini-PCIe form-factor and might robotically configure the usual 52-pin golden fingers to the Raspberry Pi GPIO connector with a 40-pin suitable header. This simplifies the event course of for customers to combine with Raspberry Pi. WM1302 Pi HAT works as an extension board and helps add the performance of SX1302 on the Raspberry Pi, to assist LoRaWAN and LoRa protocols for long-range wi-fi transmission. The GPS module built-in additionally enhances the accuracy of timing and placement of the WM1302 module.
Measuring 56mm x 65mm, and working on 5V, its energy interface is through the 40 Pin Header or USB.
In regards to the related Gateway Module, Seeed Studio writes:
“[The] WM1302 module is a brand new technology of LoRaWAN gateway module with mini-PCIe form-factor. Primarily based on the Semtech SX1302 baseband LoRaWAN chip, WM1302 unlocks the better potential capability of long-range wi-fi transmission for gateway merchandise. It options larger sensitivity, much less energy consumption, and decrease working temperature than the earlier SX1301 and SX1308 LoRa chip.”
You possibly can its pinout beneath (which reveals the Gateway Module connected):
Learn extra on the Seeed Studio website.