The WSDA® -1500 -LXRS® is a network-ready gateway for high- speed, sophisticated data aggregation, with J1939 CAN and Ethernet interfaces. 

Product Highlights

  • Ethernet-based gateway configures, coordinates, and collects sensor data from a scalable network of wireless sensor nodes
  • Configurable to operate with a static IP, a DHCP-enabled LAN, or as a datalogger to local memory
  • Push all or selected sensor data to a J1939 CAN bus
  • Seamless integration with SensorCloud™ for secure, web- based data access from around the world
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Large Quantity & OEM Orders

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability™

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions
  • Extended wireless communication range to 2km

Ease of Use

  • Compatible with all LORD MicroStrain® sensor nodes
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with SensorConnect
  • Data visualization through web-based SensorCloud™ portal provides quick data navigation and analysis
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK
  • Connect the gateway to a cellular or wi-fi modem for wireless connectivity to the host network

Cost Effective

  • Thousands of sensors managed from a single gateway
  • Reduction of costs associated with wiring



ARM® CortexA8, 1 GHz

Operating system



Ethernet IEEE 802.3 10/100 Mbps, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless, J1939 CAN (output only)

Internet standards


IP assignment

IPV4 Static or DHCP

Data storage memory

4 G bytes Micro SD (optional upgrade to 8 GB or 16 GB)

Time synchronization

Network time protocol (NTP), Real time clock (RTC), last used, manual entry

CAN J1939 Output

J1939 Bit Rate

250 K bps, 500 K bps, 1 M bps

J1939 Source

Static or dynamic via SAE Name

J1939 Destination

Static or SAE Name

J1939 Modes

Tunnel data to destination using PGN 0xEF00, or broadcast data values using PGNs 0xFF00 – 0xFFFF

Standard bus termination

120 Ω


Supported node sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, continuous, periodic burst, event-triggered, and datalogging

Synchronization beacon interval

1 Hz beacon provides ± 32 μsec node-to-node synchronization

Synchronization beacon stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator:

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license-free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); (low power option available for use outside the U.S.A.- limited to 10 dBm (10 mW)

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

Power source

9.0 to 36.0 V dc

(universal 12 V dc, 1.67 A included in starter kit)

Power consumption

@ 36 V dc maximum 3200 mW, typical 2450 mW

@ 12 V dc maximum 2900 mW, typical 2300 mW

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

MTBF 408,000 hours (Telcordia method, SR332)

Physical Specifications


147 mm x 110 mm x 23 mm without antenna


346 grams

Enclosure material

Black anodized aluminum



RJ45 jack, 26 pin multi-port, 2.1mm power jack

Communications cable

Ethernet (CAT6 cable included in starter kit)

Compatible sensor nodes

All LXRS® sensor nodes, all legacy 2.4 GHz nodes


Firmware and OS upgradeable through web interface


SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, WSDA® Data

Downloader, Live Connect, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent):

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS, CE


In general 802.15.4 and WiFi (802.11) coexsist without much interference to either type of signal.  However, physical placement of wireless routers and WSDA -base stations may require the selection of "prefered" channels.   There are only two (2) 802.15.4 channels where WiFi DOESN’T share the same frequency, 15 and 20.

Typically, Wifi APs default to channel 6.


*note: channel 25 and 26 are not available with current Lord Microstrain wireless technology

The % bandwidth has to do with how many nodes/channels you can use at one time.  When setting up a Synchronized Sampling network, Node Commander will interrogate each node and assign transmission slots for them to send data to the base station.  This is designed to keep the nodes from broadcasting at the same time and causing data loss.  The more channels, and higher sample rate of a node will require more transmission slots, thus higher % of available bandwidth used.

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