Quickly deploy a LoRaWAN gateway with this development kits!

August 16, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last week, Gumstix announced the LoRaWAN™ family page which includes 2 new Geppetto modules and 3 new development boards to enable you to use LoRa® in your project. Now, we are sharing with you the launch of 6 Development Kits we have in our store specifically for LoRaWAN gateway!


LoRaWAN Gateway


Overo Conduit LoRa Gateway Kit

With the Gumstix Overo and the RHF0M301 gateway module, the Overo Conduit can deliver long-range communications over LoRaWAN between the Internet and LoRa devices. This kit has all of the components needed to deploy your gateway. The included Overo AirSTORM-Y incorporates the TI WiLink8 WiFi/Bluetooth module for further connectivity options.


Overo Conduit LoRa Gateway Kit image

This kit contains the following:

  • RisingHF RHF0M301 Gateway and Concentrator Module
  • Overo Airstorm-Y COM (GUM3703AY)
  • Overo Conduit Gateway Board (PKG900000000570)
  • USB Type-A to Micro-B cable (CBL0008)
  • 5V 3.5A power adapter (PWR008)
  • Antenna

The 434 MHz and 863 – 870 MHz frequency band are reserved for Europe while the 902 – 928 MHz frequency band is reserved for North America. These Kits are available in our store for $385.00.


Gumstix Pi Conduit LoRa Gateway Kit

With the Raspberry Pi® Compute Module or CM3 and the RHF0M301 gateway module, the Gumstix Pi Conduit can deliver long-range communications over LoRaWAN™ between the Internet and LoRa® devices. Add a NimbeLink Skywire LTE modem and deploy this gateway anywhere.



This kit contains the following:

  • RisingHF RHF0M301 Gateway and Concentrator Module
  • Gumstix Pi Conduit LoRa Gateway board (PKG900000000572)
  • USB Type-A to Micro-B cable (CBL0008)
  • 5V 3.5A power adapter (PWR008)
  • Antenna

The 434 MHz and 863 – 870 MHz frequency band are reserved for Europe while the 902 – 928 MHz frequency band is reserved for North America. These Kits are available for $295.00 in our store.


Below is a quick start guide video by Gumstix Guru on how to connect Overo Conduit LoRa Gateway with the The Things Network and MyDevices Cayenne.


Create a Strata Weather Station node and more with Microchip Atmega32U4

August 7, 2017 | Karen Schultz

Last week we announced LoRa, today, we are announcing a new Geppetto microcontroller with the Microchip Atmega32U4.

It is the workhorse behind the Arduino Leonardo and Micro. A low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller featuring 32KB self-programming flash memory, 2.5KB SRAM, 1KB EEPROM, USB 2.0 full-speed/low speed device, 12-channel 10-bit A/D-converter, and JTAG interface for on-chip-debug.

In Geppetto, this new module can be found in the ‘Processors’ shelf.

Microchip Atmega32U4 module in Geppetto

With this addition, you can now create a custom node with it as your microcontroller. We tested it out in Geppetto by designing a new board with Atmega and LoRa Transceiver node module: the Strata Weather Station.

Atmega32U4
Gumstix Strata LoRa Weather Station

Buy for $105.00

Learn about the Geppetto designed LoRa® hardware available to launch your IoT applications and watch an overview on how to set up your own IoT application with TheThingsNetwork and MyDevices Cayenne using an Overo Conduit Gateway and Strata weather station node.


Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design — no electrical engineering required from you. We handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. While you focus on your software or application, we take care of production.

After 15 business days, we will deliver your pre-tested, production-ready boards.


LoRa Gateway and Node development boards now available!

August 3, 2017 | Karen Schultz

Are you building a LoRa low power wide area network (LoRaWan™) capable product? Gumstix has three new development boards featuring two new LoRa modules to power your LoRaWan™ IoT application.

All three boards were designed in Geppetto, so if they aren’t exactly what you need just log into Geppetto to copy, drag and drop the features you need in minutes for a custom gateway or node solution.


Gumstix Strata LoRa Weather Station node

This board is a low-power wireless sensor board for LoRa applications featuring environmental sensors and Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller. This weather station uses the LoRa Transceiver node module in Geppetto together with a barometer, ambient temperature sensor, and humidity sensor.

This board is available in our store for $105.00.


Gumstix RPi Conduit

This development board delivers long range connectivity anywhere with the Raspberry Pi® Compute Module. It is a LTE-ready LoRa gateway solution with a NimbeLink Skywire connector, USB-Ethernet, and header for the RisingHF RHF0M301 gateway and concentrator module. This board is designed with in Geppetto! If you tinker around RPi CM3 and want to see the possibilities with LoRa, this is the board to get.

RPi LoRa development board

The Gumstix Pi LoRa Gateway board is now available in our store only for $84.00. Please note that the RisingHF RHF0M301 is purchased separately.


Gumstix Overo Conduit

Explore the possibilities with LoRa technology with one of our Overo COMs with this development board. The Overo LoRa Gateway is a palm-sized Ethernet-connected board ideal for exploring what LoRa can do.

Overo LoRa development board

The board is now available in the Gumstix store for $56.00.


Here’s a tutorial on how to setup, deploy, and export your own IoT gateway and application, featuring the Conduit gateway and Strata weather station node with The Things Network and MyDevices Cayenne using an Overo Conduit and Strata weather station.

Create a custom LoRaWAN™ Gateway and Node for your IoT application

August 3, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Gumstix engineers have just released two new Long-Range Wide-Area Network (LoRaWAN™) modules in the Geppetto hardware library. Now it’s simple to add long-range low-power communications to your IoT application.

Simply drag and drop the LoRa® Gateway and Concentrator module on your design and connect it to your SoC or COM connector module and your choice of hardware features such as sensors, GPS, and more.

Or you can also use the LoRa®Transceiver node module with an array of sensors and GPIO modules and connect it to a low-power microcontroller for a battery or solar powered remote data node. All these are now possible in Geppetto!


What is the LoRa Gateway and Concentrator Module?

In Geppetto, we provide you with a header for the RHF0M301 LoRaWAN™ gateway, capable of providing LPWAN with a range of 5 to 15 km. The RHF0M301 features long range communications, high stability, and multi channels and multi spread factor receiving. It can be used if you’re developing for smart city, wisdom agriculture, metering (water meter, electric meter, or gas meter), or all kinds of other long range IoT applications. Available in European and American frequency bands.

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LoRa Gateway and Concentrator Module

What is the LoRa Transceiver?

The LoRa Transceiver module provides an easy to use, low-power solution for long range wireless data transmission. The advanced command interface offers rapid time to market. Some of the applications of this module are for automated meter reading, home and building automation, wireless alarm and security systems, industrial monitoring and control, and internet of things (IoT).

LoRa Transceiver module chip

Where to find it in Geppetto?

With these additional modules, Geppetto is the application to use for your IoT hardware design for your product. Both modules are categorized under the ‘Network’ shelf of the Geppetto module library.

LoRa modules is available under Network in Geppetto

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design — no electrical engineering required from you. We handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. While you focus on your software or application, we take care of production.
After 15 business days, we will deliver your pre-tested, production-ready boards.


Automatic Documentation for Hardware Design

July 12, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

AutoDoc is now available for free in Geppetto.

Generate automatic documentation for hardware design!

AutoDoc Button
AutoDoc is a new option in the Geppetto toolbar

As the name implies, AutoDoc automatically generates documentation for your Geppetto hardware design. The file contains all pertinent information about your board, including:

  • Design title and description
  • Saved 3D preview
  • Board dimensions
  • Modules used (including pin assignments, chip configurations and features, and links to manufacturers’ technical specifications)
  • A connection graph
  • A power graph

AutoDoc serves as a handy personal reference, or a way to share board specs with your team quickly.

How does it work?

Geppetto Screenshot

While initially faded out, the AutoDoc button becomes available once you save your design. Clicking the button then generates and downloads a .pdf file containing everything you need to know about your board. Now, you can acquire up-to-date documentation whenever you like, as often as you like, free of cost.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect from AutoDoc. Shown below is the power graph for our Gumstix Pi Compute USB-Ethernet:

AutoDoc graph showing power connections and voltage

See more with the full AutoDoc for the Gumstix Pi Compute USB-Ethernet for the Raspberry Pi Compute. Or, open one of your designs and try AutoDoc yourself!


Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom board design — no electrical engineering required from you. We handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. While you focus on your software or application, we take care of production.

After 15 business days, we will deliver your pre-tested, production-ready boards.


What do you think of this new feature? Please let us know by sending an email to support@gumstix.com or by clicking the Suggestions button on Geppetto.