Still I'm curious about the background. It would have the same form factor as the SX1301. There's not much to strip in channels or spreading factors, nor is performance a real issue for gateways.
So what could possibly be stripped from an SX1301 to make it cheaper? And the other way around, if it performs somewhat similar why making a new chip design instead of dumping the existing design for which the manufacturing line already exists?
btw, the SX1301 wasn't that expensive, was it? I understood a big part of the gateway cost was licensing. So how does a chip change that? Is it even a new chip or is it a rebranded licensing model?