With the rapid rise of the Helium network worldwide, this is a decentralized network architecture. As of July 28, 2021, more than 100K gateways have been deployed worldwide, providing extensive LongFi network coverage around us. This provides a good hardware foundation for future LoRaWAN applications.
Explore the details about Helium people’s network: Helium Document Page
Heltec is actively becoming a third-party hardware manufacturer for the Helium network. Below is a timeline of what we did throughout the process.
28th May 2021
29th May 2021
2th June 2021
3th June 2021
4th June 2021
7th June 2021
8th June 2021
9th June 2021
The system debugging mainly for the following aspects:
- I2C bus driver;
- SPI bus driver;
- Docker installation;
- Performance optimization of Docker running in a quad-core A53 CPU environment;
- SDIO driver for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules;
- File system optimization;
- Optimization of human-computer interaction and other additional functions.
10th June 2021
13th June 2021
15th June 2021
18th June 2021
20th June 2021
10th July 2021
Because of the light reason, the color of the real product is darker and looks very beautiful. For more hardware information and high-quality images, please refer to the Product Features Page (under construction).
13th July 2021
14th July 2021
Compared with the first-generation prototype, the official version has made the following changes
20th July 2021
28th July 2021
Today is a big day for voting, but unfortunately, we are not among them, because our new samples were received last Friday.
The good news is we were told that they would arrange a special meeting for review as soon as possible.
We are debugging the assembly process for mass production, and plan to start production after the hardware audit is accomplished, and will start selling and shipping when the Heltec HIP19 application status becomes approved.
14th August 2021
- Enclosure — “The way it looks, very nice.” Passed
- ECC test — Passed
- Radio test — Passed
Blockchain test scheduled for next week.
19th August 2021
Waiting for MOC vote on August 23ed.
24th August 2021
1. Obtain a maker account;
2. Access to the Helium blockchain;
3. Complete the compilation of the Helium APP.
After the above three steps are completed, we can start shipping.
26th August 2021
31th August 2021
Now the last step is APP compilation! We need to wait for Helium to accept the PR submitted by us and release the update.