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.
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
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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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.
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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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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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.
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.