Getting Started

Learn about your WisTrio board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use

Setup - What you will need


  • WisTrio
    • Board based on RAK5205
    • LoRaWAN antenna
    • GPS Antenna
    • Micro-USB Cable

Out of the Box

The following subsections describe how to get started with the WisTrio using the release build shipped with your board.


Component Description
Processor RAK5205
Power Consumption 16uA(sleep mode), support GPS Power-off mode, MCU & Sensor Support sleep mode
Interface I2C, GPIOs, UART and ADC
Dimension 60 x 30 x 11.45 mm(LxWxH)
Band support the Global Multiple Bands
Sensors LIS3DH & BME680 inside
Antenna Options SMA & iPEX can be switched

Starting the board for the first time

The WisTrio Board comes pre-loaded with firmware. It is useful for testing LoRaWAN, GPS and on-board sensors.

  • Connect the GPS and LoRaWan Antennas to the WisTrio Board
    • The Antenna sockets are labeled, make sure not to mismatch the antennas.
  • Connect the WisTrio board to a Host PC using the MicroUSB Cable
    • You should see LEDs near the Micro-USB port flash once.
  • Access the serial console at 115200 baud
    • Windows users can access using PuTTY
    • Linux users can use tools like minicom or picocom

Here is a what you should expect on the serial console (using picocom on linux):

[ric@localhost ~]$ sudo picocom /dev/ttyUSB0 -b 115200
picocom v3.1

port is        : /dev/ttyUSB0
flowcontrol    : none
baudrate is    : 115200
parity is      : none
databits are   : 8
stopbits are   : 1
escape is      : C-a
local echo is  : no
noinit is      : no
noreset is     : no
hangup is      : no
nolock is      : no
send_cmd is    : sz -vv
receive_cmd is : rz -vv -E
imap is        :
omap is        :
emap is        : crcrlf,delbs,
logfile is     : none
initstring     : none
exit_after is  : not set
exit is        : no

Type [C-a] [C-h] to see available commands
Terminal ready

RAK5205 BreakBoard soft version: 1.1.6
LIS3DH init success
Move Detected INT1 src:0x00
ACC X:0mg Y:0mg Z:48mg
BME680 init success
T: 30.22 degC, P: 994.87 hPa, H 50.00 %rH , G: 1457 ohms
latitude: 28.531935, longitude: 77.387657 , altitude: 0 ;
region = EU868
app_interval = 120
gps_stime = 60
msg confirm = 0
power save = 1

Selected LoraWAN 1.0.2 Region: EU868

Dev_EUI: 60 C5 A8 FF FE 00 00 00
AppEui: 00 13 7A 10 00 00 00 00
AppKey: 5A 69 67 42 65 65 41 6C 6C 69 61 6E 63 65 30 39
OTAA Join Start...

If you physically move the WisTrio board you should also see Accelerometer sensor data:

Move Detected INT1 src:0x50
ACC X:-48mg Y:0mg Z:-208mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x41
ACC X:-160mg Y:-32mg Z:80mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x42
ACC X:144mg Y:0mg Z:0mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x42
ACC X:272mg Y:16mg Z:-48mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x44
ACC X:96mg Y:-144mg Z:0mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x44
ACC X:64mg Y:-240mg Z:48mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x44
ACC X:64mg Y:-160mg Z:32mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x48
ACC X:-32mg Y:272mg Z:-48mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x48
ACC X:16mg Y:272mg Z:32mg
Move Detected INT1 src:0x48
ACC X:-96mg Y:160mg Z:0mg

What’s Next?

If you are already familiar with the WisTrio and would like to change out the stock operating system, please proceed to one of the following pages:

  • Downloads page: This page lists all Linaro and 3rd party operating systems available for the WisTrio
  • Installation page: If you already have the images you need, this page has information on how to install the different operating systems onto your WisTrio
  • Guides
  • Support
    • From bug reports and current issues, to forum access and other useful resources, we want to help you find answers

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