Implementing a Semtech LoRa Cloud™ geolocation application may be simpler than you think. Semtech, together with valuable Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem players, offers the resources to help. In this article we explain both build and buy options to arrive at a full asset tracking application, which incorporates LoRa Cloud, to address your specific use case.
An associate professor at the Savoie Mont Blanc University, Sylvain Montagny specializes in microprocessor systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). In his role at the university, he is in charge of the postgraduate master’s program in Electronics and Embedded Systems. Montagny and his colleagues on the teaching staff of Savoie Mont Blanc University have created a course dedicated to LoRa® and LoRaWAN®, based on the curricula of the following courses:
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.
In this video, Olivier Gimenez introduces the LoRa Edge™ LR1110 chip and provides a demonstration of how easy it is to locate and track assets with this latest chip from Semtech, in conjunction with both The Things Network’s LoRaWAN® network and Semtech’s LoRa Cloud™ Services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.