Tech Journal

Shape the Future of the LoRa® Developer Portal

Posted by Katy Koenen on Jul 27, 2020 10:46:16 AM

We launched the LoRa® Developer Portal a little more than a year ago. Our goal was to provide a central hub for developers and solution providers in the LoRa ecosystem; a place to find education and training materials, best practices, user guides, and more. To this end, we have been providing the following resources:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

An Open Approach to LoRa® Security

Posted by Nicolas Sornin on Jun 25, 2020 6:54:27 PM

This blog provides details about the security advisory notice regarding versions lower than 4.4.4 of the LoRaMAC-Node™ stack. The associated security advisory notice and stack published by Semtech can be found on Semtech’s GitHub repository.

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Tags: LoRa Developers

Making the Most of the Unlicensed Spectrum

Posted by Frank Gielissen and Maarten Weyn (Aloxy) on Jun 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are key to the success of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that need to cover a broad geographical area. LoRaWAN® is an open protocol for one type of LPWAN, while DASH7 is another. Both use the unlicensed spectrum and together they offer complementary benefits.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LPWAN

Expert Series: 5 Things You Need to Know about LoRaWAN®-based Gateways

Posted by Anton Beitler, Alexandru Caracas, and Richard Fuller on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

1.     The Role of the Gateway in LoRaWAN

The LoRaWAN-based gateway is the physical layer (PHY) interface for the LoRaWAN network server (LNS). On the one hand, it listens to certain parts of the radio spectrum and decodes LoRa®-modulated signals originating from LoRa-based sensors. On the other hand, the gateway transmits messages from the network down to a sensor as LoRa-modulated signals.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

On-boarding Devices to the Helium Network

Posted by Kent Williams on May 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM

On-boarding Devices Securely

There are many diverse applications for LoRaWAN® devices. Similarly, there is a wide and diverse population of end users. These factors lead to a device on-boarding process that takes just as many forms. Device on-boarding is the process of associating a device with a particular network and application server. It is the foundation of a device's level of security. It precedes and enables device activation, whether over-the-air activation (OTAA) or through activation by personalization (ABP), which themselves become compromised if the device on-boarding is done incorrectly.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, LPWAN

Provisioning Devices for Maximum Compatibility

Posted by Sebastien Lebreton on May 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM

To ensure that a LoRaWAN®-based device can be uniquely and securely identified on a network, it needs a unique ID and other security key material. Using a device’s unique, built-in identifier and deriving the appropriate key material is called provisioning the device. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best practices for provisioning your devices.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

Contest: #IoTforGood—Making the World a Better Place

Posted by Mark Phillips on May 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Interested in winning cash and prizes just for making the world a better place?

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, IoT

Introducing Semtech’s PCB Design Review Service

Posted by Tim Cooper on Apr 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Would you like a free PCB design review from Semtech?

The Semtech PCB Design Review Service is designed to facilitate the development of LoRaWAN®-based hardware for the deployment of successful solutions.

Our engineers will review your schematic and PCB design to help you avoid common design pitfalls. We will even provide you with

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

Protecting Smart Homes Against Hackers

Posted by Byron BeMiller on Apr 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Smart Homes are booming in popularity. The increasing volume of connected devices that collect data make them an attractive target for hackers. Accordingly, buyers are increasingly concerned about the privacy and security of their Smart Home data. The combination of LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol provides powerful levels of security for Smart Home system consumers.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Smart Buildings, Smart Homes

Semtech at The Things Conference 2020

Posted by Katy Koenen on Apr 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Amsterdam, January 2020

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Tags: LoRa, Internet of Things, Events