Connect your sensors and actuators over long distances harnessing the power of the LoRa® wireless protocol or throughout LoRaWAN™ networks.
The Arduino MKR WAN 1310 board provides a practical and cost-effective solution to add LoRa® connectivity to projects requiring low power. This open-source board can be connected to the Arduino IoT Cloud, your own LoRa® network using the Arduino LoRa® PRO Gateway, existing LoRaWAN™ infrastructures like The Things Network, or even other boards using the direct connectivity mode.
Compatible official Arduino antenna available here!
Better and More Efficient
The MKR WAN 1310 brings in a series of improvements when compared to its predecessor, the MKR WAN 1300. While still based on the Microchip® SAMD21 low power processor, the Murata CMWX1ZZABZ LoRa® module, and the MKR family’s characteristic crypto chip (the ECC508), the MKR WAN 1310 includes a new battery charger, a 2MByte SPI Flash, and improved control of the board’s power consumption.
Improved Battery Power
The latest modifications have considerably improved the battery life on the MKR WAN 1310. When properly configured, the power consumption is now as low as 104uA! It is also possible to use the USB port to supply power (5V) to the board; run the board with or without batteries - the choice is yours.
Data logging and other OTA (Over The Air) functions are now possible since the inclusion of the onboard 2MByte Flash.
This new exciting feature will let you transfer configuration files from the infrastructure onto the board, create your own scripting commands, or simply store data locally to send it whenever the connectivity is best. Whilst the MKR WAN 1310’s crypto chip adds further security by storing credentials & certificates in the embedded secure element.
These features make it the perfect IoT node and building block for low-power wide-area IoT devices.
The Getting Started section contains all the information you need to configure your board, use the Arduino Software (IDE), and start tinkering with coding and electronics.
If you are still deciding about the right wireless protocol for your solution, Arduino's MKR family has some alternatives to offer:
- MKR FOX 1200: For your EU solutions on Sigfox infrastructure
- MKR GSM 1400: When looking at global coverage, GSM / 3G is the world's most extended network.
- MKR NB 1500: If your solution is designed around Narrowband IoT
Tech Specs & Resources
The Arduino MKR WAN 1310 is based on the SAMD21 microcontroller.
|Microcontroller||SAMD21 Cortex®-M0+ 32bit low power ARM MCU (datasheet)|
|Radio module||CMWX1ZZABZ (datasheet)|
|Board Power Supply (USB/VIN)||5V|
|Secure Element||ATECC508 (datasheet)|
|Supported Batteries||rechargeable Li-Ion, or Li-Po, 1024 mAh minimum capacity|
|Circuit Operating Voltage||3.3V|
|Digital I/O Pins||8|
|PWM Pins||13 (0 .. 8, 10, 12, 18 / A3, 19 / A4)|
|Analog Input Pins||7 (ADC 8/10/12 bit)|
|Analog Output Pins||1 (DAC 10 bit)|
|External Interrupts||8 (0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16 / A1, 17 / A2)|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||7 mA|
|CPU Flash Memory||256 KB (internal)|
|QSPI Flash Memory||2MByte (external)|
|Clock Speed||32.768 kHz (RTC), 48 MHz|
|USB||Full-Speed USB Device and embedded Host|
|Antenna gain||2dB (Antenna available here)|
|Carrier frequency||433/868/915 MHz|
|Working region||EU/US (confirmed) other countries check your region's spectrum availability|