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First LoRaWAN-based Smart Island Enables IoT on Mallorca

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing 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 Semtech Corporate Marketing 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 Semtech Corporate Marketing 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

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

LinkCharge 40 Enables The Future of Wireless Home Appliances

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 08 November 2018

Semtech’s LinkCharge® wireless charging platform has long been cutting cables and providing the means to charge your devices on the go, free from being tethered to a wall. Traditionally wireless charging has been limited to small, low power devices such as electric toothbrushes, and recently, smartphones. However, with the release of the new LinkCharge 40 for 40W applications, Semtech has brought wireless charging capabilities to a much wider range of higher-powered devices.

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Tags: News, Wireless Charging

Carrefour Maximizes Logistics with LoRa Technology

Posted by Objenious on 07 November 2018

Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, developed the first national LoRaWAN™-based network in France, covering 95% of the population. Dedicated to helping companies realize the value of the Internet of Things (IoT), Objenious has amassed a library of use cases in industrial, environmental, and supply chain, among other vertical markets. Below is a featured use case, originally published by Objenious, on a smart logistics application developed by Carrefour, a multinational retailer, leveraging Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) to track Roll containers throughout their supply chain. LoRa Technology is the platform of choice for IoT applications in the supply chain industry with its simple, proven and flexible capabilities.

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Tags: Smart Supply Chain & Asset Management, Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa

Wash Water Bill Troubles Away with LoRa Technology

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

Semtech and the LoRa Alliance Feature Smart Metering Solutions at European Utility Week 2018

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: Events, Internet of Things, Wireless RF, Smart Metering, News, LoRa

What's New in Signal Integrity: Reflections on #ECOC18

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: Events, News, Signal Integrity