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LoRa Technology Providing New Efficiencies for Golf Courses

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 12 December 2018

Calgary Recreation is working with Information Technology (IT) at The City of Calgary to test the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and custom software on its network based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol to determine if an in-house, low-cost solutions exists to effectively track pace of play at the Shaganappi Point Golf Course with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Understanding the pace of play on a golf course will help staff to tackle pace of play issues in order to elevate customer experience.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa, Smart Cities

LoRa Technology Brings Smart Agriculture Indoors in Calgary’s Devonian Gardens

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 11 December 2018

The Devonian Gardens is a three-acre horticultural refuge on the top floor of The CORE Shopping Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. One of the largest indoor gardens of its kind, it boasts more than 10,000 ground cover plants, 250 trees, a 900-square-foot living wall, koi ponds, and a children’s play area. This impressive botanical oasis, perched above 116 retail stores, is maintained by The City of Calgary Parks. Since 1977, Devonian Gardens, with its imported exotic plants and tropical trees, has served as an alluring retreat for Calgarians and tourists – especially during the long winter season.

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Tags: Wireless RF, LoRa, Smart Cities, Internet of Things

A Smart City’s Real-time Noise Monitoring Leverages LoRa Technology

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 10 December 2018

Noise pollution is a persistent problem for residents in an urban environment. Recent studies have estimated that nine in ten people in major cities are exposed daily to noise levels exceeding international guidelines. The negative health effects of excess noise include disturbed sleep, hearing loss, cognitive disorders, and high blood pressure. Municipal noise ordinances aim to reduce noise pollution, but assessments of noise and monitoring are performed infrequently and are primarily complaint-driven. The City of Calgary set out to build a network of low-cost acoustic sensors to enable continuous monitoring of noise in its urban environment. The Internet of Things (IoT) platform identified for the project: Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology).

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Smart Cities, Internet of Things

How TEKTELIC Communications Teamed Up With the City of Calgary to Enable Smart City Solutions

Posted by TEKTELIC Communications on 05 December 2018

In this guest blog, TEKTELIC Communications presents its role in The City of Calgary’s smart city based on LoRa Technology. Learn more about the Smart City of Calgary and stay tuned to Semtech’s blog throughout December for more stories about #SmartCalgary.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Wireless RF, Smart Cities, LoRa

Discovering LoRa Technology Through Academics: A Q&A With The University of Calgary

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 04 December 2018

The City of Calgary is leading the smart city revolution as one of the first cities in North America to build a municipality-owned, carrier-grade network based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol. This innovation is possible through the collaboration of business and community partners, such as the University of Calgary (U of C). Facilitated by the Urban Alliance, a research partnership between the City of Calgary and University of Calgary, the Computer Science Department at U of C played a key role in driving smart city innovation with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Learn more about this valuable community partnership in the Q&A below with U of C Professor Majid Ghaderi, PhD, and graduate students Edward Rochester and Asid Muhammad Yousuf.

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Tags: Smart Cities, Wireless RF, LoRa, Internet of Things

Why Calgary Chose LoRa for its Leading Smart City Network

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 03 December 2018

For the next two weeks, Inside Out will feature stories about the Smart City of Calgary, which deployed one of the first City-owned LoRaWAN™-based networks in North America. We kick off the series below with a guest blog from The City of Calgary below. Learn more about the Smart City of Calgary and stay tuned to Semtech’s blog throughout December for more stories about #SmartCalgary.

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Tags: Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa

First LoRaWAN-based Smart Island Enables IoT on Mallorca

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 28 November 2018

Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s five Balearic Islands, is known for its white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. It’s no surprise the island’s popularity as a tourist destination has steadily grown to more than 10 million visitors in 2017, up from six million in 2010, and just three million in the 1970s. The residential population of this Mediterranean island has doubled from 460,030 in 1970 to 895,000 in 2017. A study by the University of the Balearic Islands anticipates an additional 32.7% population growth by 2030. The report equates this to 25 people for every meter of beach in Mallorca. With increasing environmental limitations, Mallorca’s citizens are developing smart solutions to conserve natural resources by saving water, recycling waste and reducing consumption.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Smart Cities, LoRa, Wireless RF

Semtech Technologies Enabling Smoother Driving Today

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 26 November 2018

In 1885, Karl Benz, a German engineer, invented the first functional automobile. Over the past 130 years, automobiles have evolved considerably. Semtech is proud to be a part of the automotive technology journey and is aiding this evolution by offering key technologies that contribute to the advancement of safety, reliability and performance of automobiles. In commemoration of the inventor’s birthday, November 25, we take a look at some key automotive applications for integrated circuits (IC), and highlight Semtech’s contribution (or participation) to their implementation.

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Tags: Automotive, Power Management, Circuit Protection

Winemakers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor with Vinduino’s LoRa-based Sensors

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 19 November 2018

With temperatures around the globe forecasted to rise, unpredictable and dynamic weather patterns like droughts and heat waves present new challenges for winemakers. As a result, growers work harder for less product and wine prices increase for consumers. Using sensors for irrigation management is still not common practice in many vineyards. Often growers rely on field observations for their irrigation decisions. As a result, damage is often detected too late for farmers to prevent significant yield loss.

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Tags: Smart Agriculture, Wireless RF, LoRa, Internet of Things

Our Gauge on European Utility Week 2018

Posted by David Armour on 13 November 2018

Semtech has just returned from European Utility Week (EUW) 2018 in Vienna, Austria and we are still reeling from the whirlwind of industry activity, innovation and the sheer buzz of companies developing and deploying Internet of Things (IoT) solutions today using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). While in previous years EUW events explored the possibility of low power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless solutions, this year was less about the technology itself and much more focused on the real-world deployments of networks based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol and sensors/meters, not only in the smart utility segment, but with a growing level of activity in other vertical segments too, such as smart buildings, smart cities and smart agriculture.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa, Events