RAKwireless has become the latest big name to build something around the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller, building it into the heart of its new RAK11300 WisDuo LPWAN LoRa module — and, by extension, the RAK11310 WisBlock module.
Launched earlier this year, the RP2040 is Raspberry Pi’s first in-house silicon and at the time of writing its only microcontroller. Featuring a dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor and 264kB of static RAM, a key feature of the chip is a set of programmable input/output (PIO) blocks — offering impressive flexibility which belies its $1 retail price.
The RAK11300 WisDuo LPWAN module is a WisDuo module that gives you the power of the dual core Raspberry RP2040 MCU running in 133MHz. And of course, we added the SX1262 LoRa transceiver chip to open the world of LoRa and LoRaWAN connectivity to this module.
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