Note: The code snippets in this article are intended for Mita version 1a1ed7881e2220895ec60ce4f657972538c43195 and XDK-Workbench versions 3.4.0 and higher.

LoRa is a low-power network for IoT. Since bandwidth is usually extremely limited you should only send small messages infrequently. In this implementation there are two ways to send data: either raw bytes or CayenneLPP messages, a serializable predefined format.

Receiving messages is currently not supported.

  1. Example
  2. Configuration
  3. Signals
  4. Cayenne Messages


setup lora: LoRa {
  region = EU;
  loraAppKey = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];
  loraAppEui = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];

  var r = raw(0, Unconfirmed);
  var c = cayenne(1, Confirmed);

every 1 hour {
  let data = new array(1);
  data[0] = CayennePayload.Accelerometer(
    accelerometer.x_axis.read() as int16,
    accelerometer.y_axis.read() as int16,
    accelerometer.z_axis.read() as int16

every 10 minutes {
  let data: array = [0xCA, 0xFE];





Cayenne Messages

The following CayenneLPP messages are supported via a sum type:

alt CayennePayload {
    DigitalInput: uint8
  | DigitalOutput: uint8
  | AnalogInput: int16
  | AnalogOutput: int16
  | IlluminanceSensor: uint16
  | PresenceSensor: uint8
  | TemperatureSensor: int16
  | HumiditySensor: uint8
  | Accelerometer: int16, int16, int16
  | Barometer: uint16
  | Gyrometer: int16, int16, int16
  | GpsLocation: {Latitude: int32, Longitude: int32, Altitude: int32}

Constructing them works like in the example above or as described in the documentation of sum types. For example to create a GPS location message type CayennePayload.GpsLocation(Latitude=lat, Altitude=alt, Longitude=lon).

Further information about integration into Cayenne can be read here.