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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

On-boarding Devices to the Helium Network

Posted by Kent Williams on May 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM

On-boarding Devices Securely

There are many diverse applications for LoRaWAN® devices. Similarly, there is a wide and diverse population of end users. These factors lead to a device on-boarding process that takes just as many forms. Device on-boarding is the process of associating a device with a particular network and application server. It is the foundation of a device's level of security. It precedes and enables device activation, whether over-the-air activation (OTAA) or through activation by personalization (ABP), which themselves become compromised if the device on-boarding is done incorrectly.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, LPWAN

Contest: #IoTforGood—Making the World a Better Place

Posted by Mark Phillips on May 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Interested in winning cash and prizes just for making the world a better place?

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, IoT

Introducing Semtech’s PCB Design Review Service

Posted by Tim Cooper on Apr 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Would you like a free PCB design review from Semtech?

The Semtech PCB Design Review Service is designed to facilitate the development of LoRaWAN®-based hardware for the deployment of successful solutions.

Our engineers will review your schematic and PCB design to help you avoid common design pitfalls. We will even provide you with

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

Introducing the Helium Network

Posted by Mark Phillips on Apr 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, LoRaWAN Deployment

How to Select a LoRaWAN® Network Provider

Posted by Patrick van Eijk on Feb 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Introduction

To effectively deploy a LoRa®-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution, you will either need access to an existing LoRaWAN® network, or will have to install your own. Conveniently, you have the option to register your LoRa-based devices with either a public or private network.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN Network Server, LNS

The Key Advantage of LoRaWAN®

Posted by Hardy Schmidbauer on Jan 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

There are a number of differentiators for LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol that have helped in its widespread adoption, including long range connectivity, battery lifetime, security, network architecture, and network capacity. However, there is one particular feature that will drive LoRaWAN adoption for years to come. Technical challenges or limitations (range, capacity, battery lifetime, etc.) are no longer a barrier to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. The remaining challenges of the IoT are system integration, digital transformation, return-on-investment (ROI), service level agreements (SLA), and ensuring interoperability across an ecosystem.

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Tags: LoRa, Internet of Things, LoRaWAN Deployment