Tech Journal

Introducing Semtech's New LoRa® Developer Learning Center

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Feb 26, 2021 9:06:36 AM

In an effort to provide more great content and guidance to developers, the Semtech’s LoRa developer ecosystem team is proud to launch our new Learning Center!

The Learning Center consists of three main pillars for developers:
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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN

Becoming a Better Listener: The SX1302 Gateway Reference Design

Posted by Devesh Katta & Tim Cooper on Jan 25, 2021 7:57:29 AM

An increasingly important aspect of operating a LoRaWAN network in a shared ISM band is avoiding interference from existing devices operating in the same band, and minimizing the interference caused to other users of the spectrum. To help network operators achieve this, Semtech is introducing two new features to the SX1302 LoRa Corecell gateway reference design: Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) and Spectral Scan.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Gateway

Breakthroughs in the Track & Trace Market

Posted by Ines Alibou, The Things Industries on Jan 19, 2021 6:11:56 AM

LoRa is now one of the most popular and fastest-growing IoT technologies. It is widely adopted around the world as it is affordable, secure and efficient for large-scale deployments. As a result, Semtech reported more than 1.2 million gateways deployed worldwide and over 180 million cumulative end-nodes at the end of 2020 (source: Semtech).

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN, The Things Conference

LoRaWAN®: In the News with AWS

Posted by Katy Koenen on Dec 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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This week Semtech and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a collaborative effort, resulting in a new offering from AWS that integrates LoRaWAN® network connectivity with AWS IoT Core: AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN. A new way for customers to connect and manage wireless devices via the Amazon Cloud, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN builds on the open LoRaWAN networking specification, which, in turn, is based on Semtech’s LoRa® chipsets.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, IoT, LoRaWAN, AWS

Enhancing Asset Tracking with the LoRa® SX1303 Fine Timestamp Feature

Posted by Devesh Katta on Dec 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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As cities develop, the number of traceable assets continues to grow. Similarly, as physical asset management becomes increasingly difficult, the need for more efficient methods is growing.

Semtech recently launched the new LoRa SX1303 baseband processor. Smaller and more efficient than the SX1301, the SX1303 processor also introduces a new feature: Fine Timestamp. This feature provides an efficient solution that enables network-centric geolocation asset tracking—without the need for a power-hungry and expensive GPS.

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Hackathon for a Better City

Posted by Diego Sandoval on Dec 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The third edition of the makezurich.ch Hackathon For A Better City, an event that brought together the local maker community and the city administration, took place between 23-31 October in Zurich, Switzerland. The event—which, due to COVID-19 restrictions was held in a hybrid modality: both virtual and in-person—attracted roughly 100 participants working on 17 projects across seven different challenges.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN

Introducing Semtech’s Network Server

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Semtech’s LoRa® developer ecosystem team is always listening to our developers to better understand your wants and needs. We work to create content and tools that help you in your efforts to bring Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to life with LoRa chipsets and the open LoRaWAN® protocol.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Network Server, LoRaWAN, Semtech Network Server

Build Your First Device Featuring LoRa®

Posted by Katy Koenen on Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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Just getting started developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® ICs? Interested in how to build and deploy a device? We have a great technical paper that will walk you through how to build a device from scratch using off-the-shelf components.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, IoT

LoRaWAN® and Wi-Fi: A Win-Win Combination

Posted by Remi Lorrain on Nov 18, 2020 11:14:09 AM

What do you get when you combine the LoRaWAN®  protocol with Wi-Fi? A cost-effective approach to an Internet of Things (IoT) network deployment that offers significant opportunity for Wi-Fi providers and IoT developers. By employing a network mutualization scheme combining the LoRaWAN protocol and Wi-Fi connectivity, Wi-Fi providers can expand their business to provide coverage for both broadband applications and massive IoT deployments that leverage the (free) unlicensed radio spectrum.

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Tags: LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN

New LoRaWAN® TS1-1.0.4 Spec Released

Posted by Katy Koenen on Nov 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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The LoRa Alliance® is a global association responsible for designing,  promoting and certifying devices for the open LoRaWAN networking standard for low power, wide area networks (LPWANs).  LoRaWAN is an open networking protocol that delivers highly secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization features used for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. LoRaWAN networks operate in the unlicensed portion of the RF spectrum. People and companies broadcasting using this portion of the spectrum do not need a license from a governmental body to do so. With 148 LoRaWAN network operators in 162 countries, LoRaWAN networks account for more than one third of all LPWAN deployments in the world, according to industry research firm IoT Analytics.

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Tags: LoRaWAN