ChirpStack Gateway OS image types


The chirpstack-gateway-os-base image provides all the features and components to operate a LoRa gateway.

Semtech packet-forwarder

The Semtech Packet Forwarder handles the interaction with the LoRa® concentrator chipset.

ChirpStack Gateway Bridge

The ChirpStack Gateway Bridge abstracts the Semtech Packet Forwarder UDP data into MQTT messages.


The chirpstack-gateway-os-full provides all the features of the chirpstack-gateway-os-base image, but also comes with ChirpStack Network Server and ChirpStack Application Server installed, including all requirements. This makes it possible to run the complete LoRaWAN® infrastructure on the gateway. This is intended for small deployments or getting started with LoRaWAN.

ChirpStack Network Server

ChirpStack Network Server is an open-source LoRaWAN Network Server implementation.

ChirpStack Application Server

ChirpStack Application Server is an open-source LoRaWAN Application Server and web-interface for managing the gateway, applications and devices.