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Expert Series: The Advantages of Chirp Technology

Posted by Olivier Seller on Mar 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Chirps are great for low power wide area networks (LPWAN) because they occupy a single dimension.

Let’s start with a real-world analogy: it is difficult to get lost in a one-dimensional space. For instance, if you walk along a coastline or a river it is fairly easy to find your way back. Similarly, it is possible to set up an appointment with a friend in a one-dimensional space (in a loose manner) such as “Let’s meet on Main Street near the restaurants.” If you’re both walking along Main Street near the restaurants at roughly same time, you will

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Wireless RF, LPWAN

Where is LoRaWAN® Today?

Posted by Alistair Fulton on Mar 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Figure 1: LoRaWAN networks are everywhere

 

The answer is simple: Everywhere.

Whether public, private, mobile, or even satellite, the ubiquity of LoRaWAN-based networks and the solutions they support is growing rapidly, driven by the rapid pace of innovation across the LoRaWAN ecosystem.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Events

Building Asset Tracking Solutions with LoRa®

Posted by Richard Fuller on Mar 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

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

How to Select a LoRaWAN® Network Provider

Posted by Patrick van Eijk on Feb 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Introduction

To effectively deploy a LoRa®-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution, you will either need access to an existing LoRaWAN® network, or will have to install your own. Conveniently, you have the option to register your LoRa-based devices with either a public or private network.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN Network Server, LNS

Get Smarter about Smart Buildings

Posted by Byron BeMiller on Feb 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF

Regional Parameters for LoRaWAN® Implementations

Posted by Derek Hunt on Feb 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM

LoRa®-based devices connected to a LoRaWAN network operate in the unlicensed radio band known as the ISM band. While a LoRaWAN network can be deployed anywhere in the world, there are different regulatory requirements depending on the location of the deployment.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Wireless RF

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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Open Source Stacks for LoRaWAN®

Posted by Sunil Kumar & Gregory Cristian on Jan 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Like any other low power wide area network (LPWAN), the LoRaWAN® specification was developed to allow multiple end devices (nodes) to communicate with a server, which can then distribute information. As such, one of the key elements of the network structure is the software implemented in every end node, allowing the node to communicate with the server. In this paper, we will review the various types of LoRaWAN stacks currently available.

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Hardy Schmidbauer’s LPWAN and IoT Predictions for 2020

Posted by Hardy Schmidbauer on Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM

With the continued maturation of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) and the Internet of Things (IoT), here are my predictions for the coming year:

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Tags: Internet of Things, LPWAN, Asset Tracking

The Key Advantage of LoRaWAN®

Posted by Hardy Schmidbauer on Jan 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

There are a number of differentiators for LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol that have helped in its widespread adoption, including long range connectivity, battery lifetime, security, network architecture, and network capacity. However, there is one particular feature that will drive LoRaWAN adoption for years to come. Technical challenges or limitations (range, capacity, battery lifetime, etc.) are no longer a barrier to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. The remaining challenges of the IoT are system integration, digital transformation, return-on-investment (ROI), service level agreements (SLA), and ensuring interoperability across an ecosystem.

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Tags: LoRa, Internet of Things, LoRaWAN Deployment