For SX1301 and SX1308, their performance, drivers, interface packaging, and functions are completely the same. The difference is the operating temperature range. SX1301 is positioned as an outdoor type, and SX1308 is positioned as an indoor type. Cooperate with suitable driver hardware and Linux operating system (such as Raspberry Pi), then it can work as a LoRa gateway.
SX1301/SX1308 baseband chip;
SX1255/57 digital I and Q RF Multi-PHY Mode Analog Front End.
SX1301/SX1308 will generate large heat when working, pay attention to the heat dissipation design.