Designing LoRa and Sigfox nodes with Murata's Open MCU LPWAN module

Murata webinar


Murata’s development of an Open MCU, small size Module solution enables development of an LoRa End Node to be made without the need for an additional MCU. The Stack and Application can both be written to the Module memory allowing a stand-alone design approach to be followed. With the Open MCU design concept it is also possible for the Murata Module to support the SigFox protocol with support of a suitable Stack release. This makes for a small size, cost effective and flexible approach for LPWAN based IoT End Nodes as a result of the collaboration between Murata, Semtech and STMicroelectronics.

Hosted by Adam Chidley, Avnet Abacus' Supplier Business Manager, this hour-long webinar takes a deep dive into designing cost-effective, compact and low-power LoRa and Sigfox nodes with Murata's Open MCU LPWAN module, covering:

  • An overview of the module as a hardware solution
  • Features and benefits of the Open MCU LPWAN module
  • Getting started in the LoRa environment
  • How Murata will expand the LoRa support product range in the near future
  • Using the Murata module in the Sigfox network


Presented by

Mark Porter - Business Development Manager at Murata Europe

Mark works with Murata’s European Distribution channel, focusing on the RF Module product line to develop business opportunities with wireless connectivity technologies including LPWAN.

Previously Mark was supporting development activity for customer projects directly, with a focus on WiFi and Bluetooth technologies as well as sensors and RFID solutions. This activity included support to design engineers across the UK and Ireland including projects with Tier 1 handset development groups, start-ups and established mid-sized technology companies. Mark has worked in the Electronics Industry for component manufacturers since 1989 on the product applications side of the business after graduating with a BSc from Newcastle Polytechnic.


About Murata

Murata is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Murata innovations can be found in a wide range of applications from mobile phones to home appliances, and automotive applications to energy management systems and healthcare devices.

Further resources

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Webinar presentation English
Murata Internet of Things brochure English
Murata 3D MEMS sensors brochure English
Avnet Abacus sensor solutions brochure English

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