Tech Journal

UPDATED: Recent Developments in Long Range IoT

Posted by Roelof Koopmans on Sep 1, 2021 12:08:37 PM

LoRaWAN® has become a leading wireless protocol for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications that require long range wireless connectivity in combination with ultra-low power consumption. Many massive IoT applications are only economically viable when the batteries in the sensors, trackers or other devices can last years , in some cases even more than 10 years.

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

With So Many IoT Marketplaces, Why Can’t I Find What I Need?

Posted by Rich Lansdowne on Jun 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM

With the proliferation of LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard, finding the sensor you want amongst the various IoT marketplaces can be a dizzying minefield. To make it easier, we have introduced Pinpoint - a new service for connecting suppliers to opportunities.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, Pinpoint

A Full Duplex LoRaWAN® Gateway for the U.S. 915MHz ISM Band

Posted by Steve Lee on Jun 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM

 

The LoRa® Corecell Full-Duplex gateway reference design is a highly integrated indoor and outdoor gateway solution designed specifically for the U.S.s 915MHz ISM band. This full-duplex gateway design makes it possible to expand network capacity for outdoor and indoor applications, such as smart metering, smart offices, smart buildings, and smart factories. Moreover, it increases the capacity of networks with fewer gateways, thus providing cost savings for end customers when compared to cellular charges.

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

LoRaWAN®: In the News with AWS

Posted by Katy Koenen on Dec 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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This week Semtech and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a collaborative effort, resulting in a new offering from AWS that integrates LoRaWAN® network connectivity with AWS IoT Core: AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN. A new way for customers to connect and manage wireless devices via the Amazon Cloud, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN builds on the open LoRaWAN networking specification, which, in turn, is based on Semtech’s LoRa® chipsets.

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

Build Your First Device Featuring LoRa®

Posted by Katy Koenen on Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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Just getting started developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® ICs? Interested in how to build and deploy a device? We have a great technical paper that will walk you through how to build a device from scratch using off-the-shelf components.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Internet of Things

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, LoRaWAN

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, Internet of Things, 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

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