The modem provides a platform of advanced technology and also provides an integrated LoRaWAN for seamless communication.
FREMONT, CA: Semtech, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Murata, a leading innovator in electronics, are now sampling a jointly developed modem based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN or LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) protocol.
The modem platform will utilize Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services to provide device configuration, status monitoring, and application support. LoRa Cloud Join Server, a network independent service simplifies the provisioning of devices across LoRaWAN-based networks.
The new collaboration of modem and LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services will simplify the development process and increase the ROI of LoRaWAN-based solutions. The new LoRa-based module with an embedded modem will allow customers to bring products to the market faster, according to the company spokesperson.
Through the platform of advanced technology, Semtech is serving three of the industry's fastest-growing markets: Data Center, Internet of Things, and Mobility. This new offering provides users with a secure and easy-to-deploy LoRa-based wireless modem which shortens the sales cycle.
The key features of LoRa technology are - it enables GPS-free and low power tracking applications, it reduces the cost, and it provides end-to-end AES128 encryption. It is ideal for public network operators serving many customers, and a single base station provides deep penetration in dense urban/indoor regions.
Murata now provides an integrated LoRa-based modem with an easy way for network access. Now the developers can get actionable information on sensor status and manage this securely through the Cloud with Murata’s integrated LoRa-based modem. These sensors may be deployed in harsh radio environments and need to last multiple years on a battery.
The modem integrated with Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services enables customers to focus on developing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications without worrying about underlying radio connectivity.
The LoRa-based project will production-ready hardware platforms and associated Cloud services, which abstract complexity and simplify development. The new modules will also speed-up the worldwide adoption of LoRa-based devices and the LoRaWAN protocol. This protocol is optimized for battery lifetime and low cost.