Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) market consists of various low-power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions that serve a wide range of applications and use cases. With a feature set that is well-suited for a variety of verticals, Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) is quickly becoming the de facto technology for the IoT.
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One of the hottest new terms in the technology world is ‘Edge Computing.’ If you’re not familiar with the term, the ‘Edge’ is simply a device or hub that processes data and makes decisions closer to the end device rather than sending data to the Cloud for a response. This allows for lower latency and in some cases additional security. The Edge device may still send data to the Cloud to improve machine learning (ML) models and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, but this may be a subset of data received at the Edge and sent less frequently.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to revolutionize the way we connect and interact with our devices, there are a number of network options on which to build smart solutions. The most talked about low power wide area networks (or LPWANs) are narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) and LoRaWAN™.
In early 2018, there were over 50 million LoRa®-based end-nodes and over 70,000 LoRa-based gateways deployed worldwide. As Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency (RF) technology (LoRa Technology) quickly becomes the de facto technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), the demand for more resources and information on LoRa Technology grows.