Tech Journal

Certifying an End Device for LoRaWAN®: European Sub-Bands

Posted by Tim Cooper on Jul 19, 2021 12:00:00 AM

The European radio regulations can be ambiguous when it comes to certifying and understanding LoRaWAN® network operation. Here we take a look at how an end device built with a LoRa® chipset should be certified for regulatory compliance, as well as the duty-cycle capacity we can expect from an end device deployed in a practical LoRaWAN network.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRaWAN, Certification, Regulatory Compliance, EU, RF

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, IoT, 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, IoT, LoRaWAN, Gateway

Learn all about LoRa and LoRaWAN in French

Posted by Katy Koenen on Mar 4, 2021 1:12:05 PM

Sylvain Montagny, Associate Professor at Savoie Mont Blanc University, is passionate about the Internet of Things. So passionate, in fact, that he teaches a course at the university where students learn to create their own Internet of Things (IoT) solutions using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRaWAN

Introducing Semtech's New LoRa® Developer Learning Center

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Feb 26, 2021 9:06:36 AM

In an effort to provide more great content and guidance to developers, the Semtech’s LoRa developer ecosystem team is proud to launch our new Learning Center!

The Learning Center consists of three main pillars for developers:
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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN

Becoming a Better Listener: The SX1302 Gateway Reference Design

Posted by Devesh Katta & Tim Cooper on Jan 25, 2021 7:57:29 AM

An increasingly important aspect of operating a LoRaWAN network in a shared ISM band is avoiding interference from existing devices operating in the same band, and minimizing the interference caused to other users of the spectrum. To help network operators achieve this, Semtech is introducing two new features to the SX1302 LoRa Corecell gateway reference design: Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) and Spectral Scan.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Gateway

Breakthroughs in the Track & Trace Market

Posted by Ines Alibou, The Things Industries on Jan 19, 2021 6:11:56 AM

LoRa is now one of the most popular and fastest-growing IoT technologies. It is widely adopted around the world as it is affordable, secure and efficient for large-scale deployments. As a result, Semtech reported more than 1.2 million gateways deployed worldwide and over 180 million cumulative end-nodes at the end of 2020 (source: Semtech).

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN, The Things Conference

Hackathon for a Better City

Posted by Diego Sandoval on Dec 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The third edition of the makezurich.ch Hackathon For A Better City, an event that brought together the local maker community and the city administration, took place between 23-31 October in Zurich, Switzerland. The event—which, due to COVID-19 restrictions was held in a hybrid modality: both virtual and in-person—attracted roughly 100 participants working on 17 projects across seven different challenges.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN

Introducing Semtech’s Network Server

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Semtech’s LoRa® developer ecosystem team is always listening to our developers to better understand your wants and needs. We work to create content and tools that help you in your efforts to bring Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to life with LoRa chipsets and the open LoRaWAN® protocol.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Network Server, LoRaWAN, Semtech Network Server

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, IoT