Semtech Enhances Developer Experience with LoRaWAN Protocol with Newly Introduced Tools

Semtech has introduced a new picocell gateway dongle incorporating Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa). The solution includes added Linux utilities and Microsoft Windows support and also the availability of a free, non-commercial LoRaWAN network server demonstration platform. The new tools will assist low power wide area (LPWAN) network applications developers who want to rapidly prototype and demonstrate their Internet of Things (IoT) product ideas based on LoRa Technology.

The Semtech LoRa-based picocell gateway dongle can easily connect via a USB port to a Linux or Windows based processor, which are most commonly used by LoRaWAN gateway developers. The Windows GUI streamlines the network connection without an additional board. This tool is expected to accelerate adoption of IoT technology into next-generation smart applications. Beyond the initial prototype phase, several LoRa Alliance members offer compatible commercial, production-grade network servers and picocell gateway products. The device is currently available with Linux support, and Windows support will be available by early-2018.

LoRaWAN Network Server Demonstration Platform

As more verticals look for IoT solutions, this free, non-commercial LoRaWAN network server is an opportunity for companies to explore innovative use cases and have a secure area to evaluate their LoRa-based applications. Users will be able to test key capabilities, including on-boarding gateways, view sensor data log and network activity, and forward data to an application server for visualization and processing compliant with the LoRaWAN 1.0.2 specification. Semtech’s free demonstration network server is available now and already in use by developers. 

Specific Region Access is:

Semtech’s LoRa wireless RF technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been deployed in over 60 countries.

Semtech

  • Country: United States
More News From Semtech