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A Brand New Experience Created By Developers, For Developers

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Oct 13, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Thanks to your input and feedback, we have completely overhauled the LoRa Developer Portal to make it easier for you to find what you need when using LoRa® and LoRaWAN® to create your Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

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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, IoT, LoRaWAN

Achieving ESG Compliance With LoRa

Posted by Byron BeMiller on Aug 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM

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In this video from The Things Conference, I explain how to use LoRa® and LoRaWAN® to achieve Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals and requirements. Environmental requirements include tasks such as monitoring and managing greenhouse gasses and biodiversity. Social goals often include issues related to human rights and animal welfare. Governance goals include management structures, employee safety, and related topics.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Smart Buildings, LoRaWAN, ESG Compliance, Facilities

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

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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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

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, IoT, LoRaWAN, AWS

Enhancing Asset Tracking with the LoRa® SX1303 Fine Timestamp Feature

Posted by Devesh Katta on Dec 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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As cities develop, the number of traceable assets continues to grow. Similarly, as physical asset management becomes increasingly difficult, the need for more efficient methods is growing.

Semtech recently launched the new LoRa SX1303 baseband processor. Smaller and more efficient than the SX1301, the SX1303 processor also introduces a new feature: Fine Timestamp. This feature provides an efficient solution that enables network-centric geolocation asset tracking—without the need for a power-hungry and expensive GPS.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Asset Tracking, LoRaWAN, Fine Timestamp