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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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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


What is Multipath?

Multipath is the phenomenon whereby a radio signal arrives at a receiver’s antenna by more than one path. This occurs by the reflection, diffraction, or scattering of radio waves from atmospheric ducting, reflection from water bodies or terrestrial objects (like mountains), etc.

Does Multipath impact signal strength?

Yes, multipath propagation of radio signals causes fading of the transmitted signal, which can be indicated by fluctuations in signal strength when received by the signal receiver.

How do I mitigate Multipath?

Pe-position base station or node to mitigate possible multipath interference.
Ensure a clear path to the antenna for the strongest signal, enhancing the strength of the strongest signal AND reducing the strength of the weaker signals.

Learn More: Mutipath Propagation

The Low Battery Indicator is a diagnostic channel that indicates the battery level of the node. It is represented by 3 possible values: 0, 1, and 2.

The “0” value indicates that the battery level is good.

The “1” value indicates that the battery level is low. At this level it is recommended that the batteries be replaced. This indicates that critical battery level is imminent. Please replace batteries when this warning indicator is thrown. Once critical battery level indicator is reached the node will stop sampling.

The “2” value indicates that the battery level is critically low. At this level the node will stop sampling.

The expected battery lifetime depends on a combination of variables, such as the sampling mode, sample rate, RF transmit power, number of active channels, etc. To determine the expected battery life of your node please use the Battery Lifetime link provided on the specific node’s product page on our website.

Battery Lifetime Link

Microsoft Excel displays the timestamp contained in the wireless node data files incorrectly.  If you were to open the CSV file with Microsoft Notepad, you will see that the timestamp is shown properly.  In order to get Excel to show the human readable time, follow the below procedure:

  • Highlight all of column A (column with the timestamp)
  • Right click on highlighted region and select Format cells...
  • Select the Number Tab in the window that open and choose Custom from the Category box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list in the Type box, find this entry: m/d/yyyy h:mm and click it
  • Add to the entry an :ss.000 so it now looks like this: m/d/yyyy h:mm:ss.000
  • Click OK

The timestamp will now be correct.

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