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Introducing the Helium Network

Posted by Mark Phillips on Apr 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Helium and Semtech recently announced that the Helium Network is one of the largest, public LoRaWAN networks in the United States. On the heels of this, we want to properly introduce the Helium Network to LoRa® Developer Portal users, and put together a few tutorials and deep dives to ensure this community can quickly take advantage of Helium for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, LoRaWAN Deployment

An Overview of Semtech’s Asset Tracking Reference Kit

Posted by Richard Fuller on Mar 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The need to be able to create proofs-of-concept quickly is important to you. At Semtech we understand this, and now offer the Asset Tracking Reference Kit. This kit is designed to help you quickly determine whether or not a LoRa®-based tracking solution will work for your logistics and tracking applications.

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

LoRa Edge™: A Revolution in LPWAN Technology

Posted by Pedro Herrera on Mar 23, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Looking to scale-up your business by implementing affordable asset management solutions that can last for years, without wasting time and money recharging or replacing batteries?

Looking for asset tracking solutions that can provide robust end-to-end security without compromising system integrity, all in a single design that can support both indoor and outdoor applications?

Wait no longer.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

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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