Tech Journal

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

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

Expert Series: Testing Devices Featuring LoRa® [How To]

Posted by Sebastien Lebreton on Nov 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Sebastien Lebreton, Principal Applications Engineer at Semtech, has been building and testing devices  featuring LoRa® chips for eight years. An expert in the field, he has been working with wireless technologies since 2001, and has regularly been called upon to teach engineers across the LoRa developer ecosystem how to be successful in this arena.


Over the years, I have explained how to test devices with LoRa® chipsets a dozen times or more during seminars, workshops and in informal meetings with customers. The need to write and publish these recommendations for the benefit of the industry has become more than apparent. So, sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and read on.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN, LoRa Testing

Getting to Know LoRa Basics™ Station

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In the How to Use LoRa Basics™ Station technical paper from Semtech, Anton Beitler provides in introduction to LoRa Basics Station including:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

Introducing the LoRa Cloud™ Services

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The LoRa Cloud™ collection of services are designed to ease the development of common tasks related to LoRaWAN® networks and LoRa®-based devices. Currently, this suite of services includes the following:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

The Choice Is Yours: New Proof-of-Concept Kits

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Aug 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

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The Semtech Smart Building and Asset Tracking Kits have been designed so that the value provided by LoRaWAN® in the smart building and asset tracking spaces can be easily validated by customers who need to quickly demonstrate the value of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in these verticals.

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Tags: LoRa, LPWAN, Asset Tracking, Smart Buildings, LoRaWAN

Shape the Future of the LoRa® Developer Portal

Posted by Katy Koenen on Jul 27, 2020 10:46:16 AM

We launched the LoRa® Developer Portal a little more than a year ago. Our goal was to provide a central hub for developers and solution providers in the LoRa ecosystem; a place to find education and training materials, best practices, user guides, and more. To this end, we have been providing the following resources:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

Expert Series: 5 Things You Need to Know about LoRaWAN®-based Gateways

Posted by Anton Beitler, Alexandru Caracas, and Richard Fuller on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

1.     The Role of the Gateway in LoRaWAN

The LoRaWAN-based gateway is the physical layer (PHY) interface for the LoRaWAN network server (LNS). On the one hand, it listens to certain parts of the radio spectrum and decodes LoRa®-modulated signals originating from LoRa-based sensors. On the other hand, the gateway transmits messages from the network down to a sensor as LoRa-modulated signals.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment