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LoRa® Everywhere: Changing the World and Enabling a Better Life

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 17 February 2020

The increasing deployment of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the open LoRaWAN® protocol is a global phenomenon. Leading industry analyst IHS Markit predicts up to 43 percent of all low power wide area network (LPWAN)-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications are expected to be based on LoRa devices and/or LoRaWAN networks by 2023*. Today, estimates place the number of LoRa-based gateways deployed at over half a million, providing connectivity to support up to two billion potential end devices**. Additionally, it is estimated the total number of LoRa-based end nodes deployed reached 135 million at the beginning of 2020**, enabling a nearly endless number of innovative use cases.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Events, IoT

LoRaWAN® Gateways Need Robust ESD and Overvoltage Protection

Posted by Tim Puls on 10 February 2020

Gateways featuring Semtech’s LoRa® devices often reside in electrically harsh industrial environments. As the centerpiece for a LoRaWAN® network, these gateways need to operate in the field for many years. The longevity of the network requires that gateways be immune to a range of transient threats the equipment may encounter over its lifetime. As such, gateway data ports need to be safeguarded from overvoltage transient threats, including electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transients (EFT) and lightning surge.

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Tags: LoRa, Circuit Protection, Wireless RF, IoT

The LoRa Alliance® and Connected Farming Solutions at World Ag Expo 2020

Posted by Emmanuel Mounier on 07 February 2020

Every year, major stakeholders in the North American agricultural network meet at World Ag Expo, one of the continent’s largest annual agriculture events. This year, the event will take place February 11 – 13 in Tulare, one hour south of Fresno in the heart of California’s Central Valley, where farmers produce more than one fourth of all U.S. food and one fifth of all U.S. dairy products.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Agriculture, Wireless RF, Events, IoT