MCCI Catena 4470

Modbus Node for LoRaWAN Technology

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The MCCI Catena® 4470 Modbus Node for LoRaWAN™ technology is a powerful open-source IoT device that integrates Modbus control with The Things Network. Based on the Adafruit Feather M0 system, the Catena 4470 is a ready-to-use platform for Modbus-oriented LoRaWAN 1.0 and 1.1 wireless IoT applications.

The Catena 4470 can also be used to add Modbus and sensing to any member of the Adafruit Feather system.

# Environment Monitoring
# Indoor
# Industrial IoT
# Smart Building
# Smart City
# US 902-928


Technical details

Although it's available in several variants, the recommended base configuration consists of:

  • The Adafruit Feather M0 board. Features:
    • ARM Cortex M0 CPU at 48 MHz
    • 256 kilobytes of flash program memory
    • 32 kilobytes of static RAM
    • 900 MHz LoRa® radio from Hope RF
    • USB port for charging and programming
    • Compatible with a wide range of Adafruit Feather Wings
    • Battery charging circuit for LiPo batteries
    • Fifteen I/O pins with a variety of supported protocols
  • The Catena 4470 sensor wing, including:
    • RS-485 transceiver for connecting to Modbus, with 120 ohm termination;
    • Screw terminals (on the assembled models) for connecting to the Modbus field wiring, and for connecting to additional external sensors.
    • Processor-controlled power switches for the RS485 transceiver and the external sensors.
    • A Bosch BME-280 sensor, measuring temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure;
    • A lux sensor, measuring from 0 to 65,536 lux of ambient light;
    • 2 kbytes of ferro-electric RAM (FRAM) for non-volatile storage of network parameters, session keys, and application data (fully meeting requirements of LoRaWAN 1.1);
    • One megabyte of SPI flash, for use for staging firmware-over-the-air and local data storage;
  • A whip antenna.
  • A 350 mAh Lithium Polymer ("LiPo") battery.
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