The LoRa Raspberry Pi 4 Gateway is a professional grade gateway with the hacker in mind. While other low cost gateways are a single channel, the LoRa Raspberry Pi Gateway comes with a fully assembled with a heat-sinked concentrator capable of multi-channel, multi-node communication all running in a friendly, hackable Raspberry Pi environment.
LoRa is a fantastic advancement in the field of wireless communication. The multi-kilometer distances are incredible! Point to point LoRa has been nailed down with various low cost [Semtec based modules](https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/410) like the RFM95 but the true power of an open IoT network is LoRa gateways. These provide public access [accross the globe](https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/community) to any LoRa node as long as the node follows the guidelines (don\'t use more than your share of bandwidth). But what gateway do you need?
The LoRa Raspberry Pi Gateway uses the high-power multichannel Semtech SX1301 RF processing engine specifically designed for LoRa gateways. If you\'re just experimenting with LoRa, a single channel gateway is a fine way to go; we offer the [ESP32 1-Channel LoRa Gateway](https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14893) based on the SX1276/78 RFM95 module. But if you\'re planning on having multiple, public LoRa nodes you\'ll need a proper gateway like the LoRa Raspberry Pi Gateway. It is capable of receiving up to 8 LoRaآ® packets simultaneously sent with different spreading factors on different channels.
Designed for the US and Australia, the 915MHz LoRa gateway comes with a black anodized aluminum enclosure designed for use with the Raspberry Pi 4. With this upgraded model you no longer need to provide your own microSD card (16 GB card included) & there are handy instructions on flash the LoRa Gateway image to the MicroSD card. We recommend using Resin to create your Linux image. The gateway includes a 2dBi 915MHz antenna and a multi-frequency GNSS(GPS) antenna. If you\'d like to increase the LoRa range we have [2dBi 1/2 wave](https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14876) and [6dBi](https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14868) antenna upgrades available.
Overall, this Gateway has various functionalities that are ideal for prototyping, proof-of-concept demonstrations and evaluation on future deployment scenarios. With its ready to use Raspbian based firmware, it is now possible to connect the Gateway to any standard LoRaWANآ® Server. The device is capable of tackling applications related to Smart Grids, Intelligent Farms and other IoT Enterprise applications.
***Note:*** The LoRa Raspberry Pi 4 Gateway with Enclosure comes with a Raspberry Pi 4 - 2GB. This differs from the 3B+ Kit.
* RAK7244 LPWAN Developer Gateway
* 915MHz LoRa concentrator shield
* GPS shield
* Aluminum enclosure w/ integrated heatsink
* Raspberry Pi 4 - 2GB
* Power supply (5V/2.5A)
* 16GB MicroSD card
* Magnetic mount GPS/GNSS antenna 1m with SMA
* 915 MHz LPWAN Antenna
* LoRa Concentrator Engine: Semtech SX1301 RF
* Sensitivity up to -139 dBm
* New Model integrates Ublox MAX-7Q GPS module
* Max output power up to 27dBm
* Range up to 15 km (Line of Sight), ~2km in dense urban areas
* Designed for 915MHz US/Australia LoRA ISM band
* Emulates 49 x LoRa demodulators, 10 programmable parallel demodulation paths, 8 uplink ch, 1 downlink ch
* Temperature: -40 to 85 C
* 2x SX125x Tx/Rx front-ends for high/ low frequency.
* SMA connector for GPS/GNSS antenna
* RP-SMA connector for 915MHz antenna
* Sleek and compact anodized enclosure: 68.3 mm x 92 mm x 53.5 mm
* FCC & CE compliance
* [Getting Started Guide](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/8/3/6/d/4/Getting_Started_Guide_for_RAK7244_V1.0.pdf)
* [RAK7244 Product Brief](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/3/9/2/4/8/RAK7244_Product_Brief_V1.0.pdf)
* [Enclosure Assembly Guide](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/c/4/3/2/c/RAK7244P_Assembly_Guide.pdf)
* [RAK2245 Pi HAT Product Brief](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/d/5/0/7/2/RAK2245_Pi_HAT_Product_Brief_V1.1.pdf)
* [RAK2245 Pi HAT User Manual](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/f/4/7/9/7/RAK2245_Pi_HAT_User_Manual_V1.2.pdf)
* [How to write LoRa Gateway Image to MicroSD card](https://cdn.sparkfun.com/assets/0/0/b/a/1/How_to_write_LoRa_Gateway_Image_to_Micro_SD.pdf)
* [LoRaWAN with ProRF and The Things Network](https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/lorawan-with-prorf-and-the-things-network)
* [OEM Firmware](https://downloads.rakwireless.com/LoRa/Developer-LoRaWAN-Gateway-RAK7244%26RAK7244P/Firmware/)