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Expert Series: Testing Devices Featuring LoRa® [How To]

Posted by Sebastien Lebreton on Nov 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Sebastien Lebreton, Principal Applications Engineer at Semtech, has been building and testing devices  featuring LoRa® chips for eight years. An expert in the field, he has been working with wireless technologies since 2001, and has regularly been called upon to teach engineers across the LoRa developer ecosystem how to be successful in this arena.


Over the years, I have explained how to test devices with LoRa® chipsets a dozen times or more during seminars, workshops and in informal meetings with customers. The need to write and publish these recommendations for the benefit of the industry has become more than apparent. So, sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and read on.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN, LoRa Testing

Getting to Know LoRa Basics™ Station

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In the How to Use LoRa Basics™ Station technical paper from Semtech, Anton Beitler provides in introduction to LoRa Basics Station including:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

Introducing the LoRa Cloud™ Services

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The LoRa Cloud™ collection of services are designed to ease the development of common tasks related to LoRaWAN® networks and LoRa®-based devices. Currently, this suite of services includes the following:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

The Choice Is Yours: New Proof-of-Concept Kits

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Aug 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Semtech Proof-of-Concept Kits

The Semtech Smart Building and Asset Tracking Kits have been designed so that the value provided by LoRaWAN® in the smart building and asset tracking spaces can be easily validated by customers who need to quickly demonstrate the value of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in these verticals.

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Tags: LoRa, LPWAN, Asset Tracking, Smart Buildings, 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

Expert Series: 5 Things You Need to Know about LoRaWAN®-based Gateways

Posted by Anton Beitler, Alexandru Caracas, and Richard Fuller on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

1.     The Role of the Gateway in LoRaWAN

The LoRaWAN-based gateway is the physical layer (PHY) interface for the LoRaWAN network server (LNS). On the one hand, it listens to certain parts of the radio spectrum and decodes LoRa®-modulated signals originating from LoRa-based sensors. On the other hand, the gateway transmits messages from the network down to a sensor as LoRa-modulated signals.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

Provisioning Devices for Maximum Compatibility

Posted by Sebastien Lebreton on May 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM

To ensure that a LoRaWAN®-based device can be uniquely and securely identified on a network, it needs a unique ID and other security key material. Using a device’s unique, built-in identifier and deriving the appropriate key material is called provisioning the device. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best practices for provisioning your devices.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

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, LoRaWAN Deployment, IoT

Introducing Semtech’s PCB Design Review Service

Posted by Tim Cooper on Apr 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Would you like a free PCB design review from Semtech?

The Semtech PCB Design Review Service is designed to facilitate the development of LoRaWAN®-based hardware for the deployment of successful solutions.

Our engineers will review your schematic and PCB design to help you avoid common design pitfalls. We will even provide you with

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, 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