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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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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

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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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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An Introduction to the LoRaWAN Academy

Posted by Katy Koenen on Dec 18, 2019 9:15:28 AM

This week we are taking a look at the contents of each module within the LoRaWAN Academy™ curriculum, and what you can expect to learn in each.

 

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Acklio Enables IoT Convergence with Static Context Header Compression

Posted by Matthieu Brient on Dec 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Static Context Header Compression (SCHC) is a compression and fragmentation mechanism that enables the use of internet protocols over low power, wide area networks (LPWAN).

Resulting from the common work carried out by Acklio and IMT Atlantique, SCHC opens new horizons for the Internet of Things (IoT) and accelerates LoRaWAN® adoption. Historically, most Internet standards were too complex for LPWAN environments. IoT technologies and use cases were not interoperable and it was challenging to integrate them with existing architectures.

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Analyzing NB IoT and LoRaWAN® Sensor Battery Life

Posted by Hardy Schmidbauer on Nov 25, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Consider licensed low power wide area networks (LPWANs), such as NB-IoT, and unlicensed LPWANs, such as LoRaWAN®. LoRaWAN is optimal for long battery lifetime, and for devices that are low cost and only need to send small amounts of data a few times per hour. For its part, NB-IoT is optimal for sending larger packets, guaranteeing downlink latency and guaranteeing a quality of service with the licensed band spectrum. Due to these characteristics, NB-IoT is suited for critical Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, while LoRaWAN is perfect for the volume of IoT (even massive IoT) use cases, because most IoT use cases need low cost devices with a long battery lifetime to achieve an attractive return on . (For a more in-depth comparison of LoRaWAN and NB-IoT, take a moment to read 10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT.)

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Tags: Power Management, LoRa Developers