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Steven Hegenderfer

Steven Hegenderfer

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Be a Part of the Developer Showcase

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Aug 5, 2019 6:30:00 AM

The Semtech Developer Ecosystem team is always looking for new ways to help enrich the developer community. It is with this in mind that we are getting ready to launch a new facet of our LoRa® Developer Portal, the Developer Showcase.

The Developer Showcase will be an area where developers can submit tips, tricks and best practices on how to solve LoRaWAN® application and deployment issues. We will back this launch with a marketing campaign, and share these ideas with the world.

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Tags: LoRa Developers

LoRaWAN® and NB-IoT Working to Connect the IoT

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Jul 18, 2019 1:28:46 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting devices together to let users, and each other, know what’s going on.

What is my temperature? Where am I? What is the gas level? How are the acoustics near me? What level of vibration am I experiencing? And on and on and on.

While the range of devices that need to communicate their status varies greatly, there can be some commonalities. These devices are often in an area where connecting to mains-supplied power is not an option, so they will probably be either battery-powered or use scavenged energy to power themselves.

Don’t misunderstand me, there are use cases for things like self-driving cars and telemedicine that require much more detailed conversations between devices and exchange much more data, but for the majority of IoT devices, they really don’t send a lot of data at any one time. They just need to ‘phone home’ occasionally to report their status or an event.

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Tags: LoRa Developers

The LoRaWAN® Startup Challenge…Sign Up Today!

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Apr 8, 2019 1:45:34 AM
As a former startup founder myself, I realize how hard it can be to get your product/solution/service/whatever recognized. Any press or customer goodwill goes a LONG way when you are just trying to get your dreams off of the ground.

So, you take advantage of every opportunity you can find…and this one is a pretty nice one.

Momenta Ventures has created the The LoRaWAN Startup Challenge to recognize the most-innovative early-stage startups leveraging low power, wide area networks (LPWAN), specifically LoRaWAN-based technologies.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Welcome to the Semtech LoRa® Developer Portal!

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Mar 28, 2019 10:15:15 AM

 

In today’s electronic economy, developers are seen as the grease which allows the wheel of innovation to keep turning. Because of this, any platform that is based on technology adoption requires a strong developer community to support it. I’m happy to announce that Semtech is doing our part to help foster the LPWAN and IoT developer communities…welcome to Semtech’s LoRa Developer Portal!

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Tags: LoRaWAN Academy