Build LoRaWAN Gateway with Ci40 and iC880a

In this post I will show you how to setup an OpenWRT based LoRaWAN gateway with Ci40 and iC880a. It has a user-friedly interface to config parameters.


  1. IMST iC880a concentrator board
  2. Pigtail for antenna
  3. Ci40
  4. Power Supply 2A with micro USB
  5. MicroSD card
  6. RPi to iC8880a interface

Ci40 has a 40-pin header which is though not 100% compatible with Raspberry Pi. The feature make it possible to connect lots of Raspberry Pi HATs such as this backplane from Tindie.

OpenWrt Preparation

At first, please following the instruction to prepare the SD card. I prefer the SD card boot not normal because I want to save lifecycles of NAND FLASH on my board.

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