Keysight to Use LoRa Technology from Semtech in its LoRa-Based IoT Test Solutions

Keysight will be using Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) in the development of its new internet of things (IoT) test solutions. Semtech’s LoRa Technology is one of the leading low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies being used in the building of IoT networks.

LoRa Technology is designed for sensors and applications that need to send a small amount of data over long distances a few times per hour from varying environments, such as climate change, pollution control and early warning of natural disasters. The platform is easy to add into a company’s existing infrastructure and the technology offers a solution to serve battery-operated IoT applications.

Semtech builds LoRa Technology into its chipsets. These chipsets are then built into the products offered by their IoT partners and integrated into LPWANs, which send the data to application servers via backhaul technologies such as cellular, Ethernet, satellite or Wi-Fi.

Keysight will use the technical data from Semtech’s LoRa Technology to develop highly flexible test solutions that will be used in design validation and verification of IoT applications. It will provide dedicated signal generation and analysis tools for LoRa-based devices in the X-Series signal analyzers and signal generators, E6640A EXM wireless test set, as well as its 89600 VSA software.

According to Kailash Narayanan, General Manager, Wireless Devices and Operators; IoT presents a significant opportunity in the context of Keysight's mission to enable a connected and secure world. LoRa is one of the key LPWAN technologies that the company is pursuing to address industry-specific IoT needs.