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LoRa-enabled Street Lights Represent a Bright Future for Smart Cities

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 12 November 2018

Streetlights use a tremendous amount of a city’s energy; the operation of these lamps can sometimes represent up to 60% of a city’s entire energy bill. Furthermore, current streetlight models are not optimized to be as energy efficient as possible. For example, most streetlights operate only on binary “on, off” settings, on a fixed schedule. There is now way to dim the lights during twilight hours to conserve energy.

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

Wash Water Bill Troubles Away with LoRa-enabled IoT

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 07 November 2018
Water is one of the more expensive items on the utility bill – costing Americans on average  $15-$77 per month. From the dishwasher and washing machine, to toilets and the shower, water use is unavoidable. At the same time, consumers all around the globe are aware of the need to conserve water in order to minimize environmental impact, prevent drought and create a more sustainable planet.  A recent report from ABI Research indicates IoT smart city technologies could drive more than $20 trillion in economic benefits by 2026.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Semtech & LoRa Alliance Feature Smart Metering Solutions at European Utility Week

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 31 October 2018

European Utility Week (EUW) 2018 will be held on November 6 to 8 in Vienna, Austria and all of the biggest names in metering and utility management are eagerly preparing.

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Tags: LoRa, News, Smart Utilities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

Signal Integrity Trends at ECOC

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 29 October 2018

The 44th installment of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) Exhibition recently concluded in Rome, Italy. At the conference, Semtech featured several products for the critical hyper-scale data center and 5G wireless markets. The technologies demonstrated by Semtech from its diverse portfolio of Optical solutions include the ClearEdge® CDR platform for low-cost 25G SFP28 modules that will be an essential component of the 5G infrastructure build out. Additionally, Semtech demonstrated its new line of Tri-Edge™ CDRs and FiberEdge™ linear Physical Media Dependent (PMD) devices that will help drive current Cloud data center build outs.

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Tags: News, Signal Integrity, Events

LoRa-enabled Flood Sensor Monitoring Helps Smart Cities

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 24 October 2018

The metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia called “Hampton Roads” is prone to flooding. The area is home to two million citizens and 14 military installations, including Langley Air Force Base and Naval Station in Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world. Like many of the 665 coastal communities in the U.S., this region regularly floods during moderate to heavy rains and high tides. Hampton Roads has the additional burden of experiencing land subsidence – the ground is sinking as sea level water is rising.

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

Conserving Resources & Reducing Agriculture Water Waste

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 11 October 2018

Only 3% of the world’s water is accessible freshwater*. Of that, more than 600 gallons per day per person in the U.S. is being diverted for farm irrigation and livestock use. Monitoring soil moisture levels helps farmers to make effective and smart irrigation decisions. Too much water in the soil leads to waterlogged areas and a potential for plant illness or death, while too little water will harm crop growth.

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

Costco Washes Water Waste Away with LoRa Technology

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 01 October 2018

For businesses, water can often be one of the most expensive utilities. Additionally, it can be hard to keep track of just how much is being used in order to prepare for the costs. For big corporations, concerns are much larger than whether or not a sink has been left running. Supermarkets, for example use millions of gallons per year in refrigerated display cases, frozen food cases and storage freezers. If a leak occurs, or proper efforts are not taken to assure systems are running efficiently, water waste becomes a very serious and costly issue quickly.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Smart Utilities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Four Reasons We’re Excited About Mobile World Congress Americas

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 06 September 2018

The North American installment of GSMA’s Mobile World Congress conference will be held in Los Angeles, September 12-14, 2018. This year’s event theme, “Imagine a Better Future,” is an inspiring rally cry for the 25,000 expected attendees representing more than 110 countries, coming together to explore what’s new in Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city innovation.

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

LoRa Technology: From Protocol to Product

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 28 August 2018

Looking for a long range, low power, and proven solution for IoT applications that’s easy to use? LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) might be what you need. With LoRa Technology, sensors and application servers can communicate crucial data and diagnostics back and forth between each other, enabling advanced Cloud-based analytics for smarter solutions in a wide variety of verticals.

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

Our Subscribers' Favorite LoRa Blogs

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 22 August 2018

Over the course of our blog series, we’ve had a few standouts that have resonated with you, our audience. These are blogs that were read, liked and shared the most. Just in case you missed out, we thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the most popular blogs.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things