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Making the World a Better Place: #IoTforGood Contest Winners

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As you may recall, in May of this year Helium, Semtech, Arm, STMicroelectronics, and the global developer community at Hackster.io teamed up to give developers a little extra incentive build LoRa®-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications using connected devices designed to make the world a better place.

Overall, there were 335 registrants, contributing a total of 46 qualified contest entries, covering a variety of themes, such as:
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Tags: LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, IoT, LoRaWAN

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

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

LoRa® Developer Portal: Crossword Corner for January 2020

Posted by Katy Koenen on Jan 20, 2020 12:15:00 AM

Welcome to the LoRa Developer Crossword Corner.


Last time we took a look at LoRa® and LoRaWAN® fundamentals. This time, we’re going to dig a little deeper and take a look at Adaptive Data Rate and Blind ADR in LoRa devices. Before trying your hand at our puzzle, we suggest reading two of our newest technical papers: Understanding the LoRa Adaptive Data Rate and LoRaWAN Mobile Applications: An Introduction to Blind ADR.

Have fun, and good luck!

Complete the puzzle: LoRa Adaptive Data Rate

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An Introduction to the LoRaWAN Academy

Posted by Katy Koenen on Dec 18, 2019 9:15:28 AM

This week we are taking a look at the contents of each module within the LoRaWAN Academy™ curriculum, and what you can expect to learn in each.

 

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Academy

LoRa® Developer Portal: Crossword Corner for November 2019

Posted by Katy Koenen on Nov 19, 2019 1:30:40 PM

Welcome, once again, to the LoRa Developer Crossword Corner. Last month we focused on the LoRa Basics™ Station. This month, the Crossword Corner takes a step back to review the fundamentals of LoRa® and LoRaWAN.

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LoRa® Developer Portal: Crossword Corner for October 2019

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 7, 2019 9:15:15 AM

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our Crossword Corner.

Last month we focused on one of Semtech’s new tools: LoRa Basics™ MAC. This month we want to turn your attention to another: LoRa Basics™ Station.

LoRa Basics Station is a LoRa® packet forwarder, that is, a program that runs on the host of a LoRa-based gateway (with or without GPS), forwarding RF packets received by the concentrator (uplinks) to a LoRaWAN® Network Server (LNS) through a secured IP link. It also transmits RF packets sent by the LNS (downlinks) through the same secured IP to some device. Furthermore, it may transmit (potentially network-wide) GPS-synchronous beacon signals used for time coordinating devices within the network.

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The Internet of Things and the Free LoRaWAN Academy™

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 18, 2019 12:00:00 AM

It is no secret that there are a great many ways that businesses can benefit from connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT). Already, there are a number of solutions deployed in the real world that are making a difference in such diverse fields as smart agriculture, smart cities, smart buildings, and the tracking of both domestic and wild animals.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Academy

Understanding the LoRaWAN® Architecture

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 9, 2019 2:28:26 AM

 

LoRaWAN® networks primarily use the Aloha method for communication between end devices and their associated network servers. Using the Aloha method, end devices send data through a gateway to the network server only when one or more of their sensors notice a particular change in their environment or when some other event is triggered, such as a timer expiring. After the end device sends the uplink, it “listens” for a message from the network one and two seconds after the uplink before going back to sleep.
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Introducing the LoRa® Developers’ Crossword Corner

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 5, 2019 7:21:44 AM

Need a quick break from delving deep into building your LoRa®-based IoT solutions? We have just the thing for you. This month we are introducing the LoRa Developers’ Crossword Corner. Each month we will offer a diversion in the form of a quick crossword puzzle. The solutions will be published with the following month’s puzzle.

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Tags: LoRa Developers