LoRaWAN mPCIe module in Mox B or Mox G


#1

Hi all,

when my mox has arrived, I’d like to tinker around with it.
One of the options I’d like to test, is to use the mox as a LoRaWAN Gateway by installing a LoRaWAN mPCIe card (such as https://www.n-fuse.co/devices/LoRaWAN-Concentrator-Card-mini-PCIe.html), and runnning the software for it inside a container.

Currently I wonder if the cards might even work in the mox module and the documentation (https://doc.turris.cz/doc/en/howto/mox/mox-b-pci) just says “standard cards”. LoRaWAN is most likely not a standard application. Where can I find the specification (pin-out) of the mPCIe slot of the mox module?

If I start this project, I’m going to use this thread to document it.


#2

Looking in the documentation of the mPCI Card it states that it uses the USB Interface of the mPCI connector. Given that the Semtech SX1301/8 is a USB CDC Device, a serial device should be found by the kernel.

I think, in the worst case you have to load a kernel module with some parameters…

happy hacking… (Still waiting for my MOX …)