Difference b/w LoRA LR IOT Card and LoRA WAN Card


can any clarify me, what is the difference b/w
LoRa IoT Card ARM-N8-LR ATIM IoT card and LoRaWan IoT Card ARM-N8-LW ATIM IoT card.


Yes, I wondered that!

The way to find out would be to contact the developer …


At a quick glance, I’d say it’s probably just software - LoRaWAN builds on top of LoRa …


Thank you for your reply.

Can you please provide the sample use-cases for the each devices.
Also in the n/w architecture, where can these devices can be deployed?

It is like LoRa LR IOT card can be used to deploy in IOT devices and LoRa WAN card can be used to deploy at the gateway?

Please clarify…!!


LoRa is just the basic radio modulation technique - this is proprietary to Semtech.


LoRaWAN is an open-source networking layer built on top of LoRa technology.

The LoRaWAN specification is developed and maintained by the LoRa Alliance: an open association of collaborating members.


I suggest you google something like “LoRa vs LoRaWAN” for further info - it’s beyond the scope of this forum.

eg, http://www.libelium.com/development/waspmote/documentation/lora-vs-lorawan/


Again, for specific details about particular products, you need to contact the product’s manufacturer (or distributor).


I eventually got a reply from ATIM.

As noted above, the “LoRa” module is just basic LoRa modulation - without the additonal LoRaWAN networking layer. So you could use this just as a proprietary, point-to-point radio link.

The “LoRaWAN” module adds the networking layer - so you would use it with a gateway to a public or private LoRaWAN network.