Smart City

Smart City Sentinel

New Semtech LoRa Smart Home Device Offers Low Power, Low Cost, Broad Coverage

By Ken Briodagh

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has launched its LoRa Smart Home, which is designed for LPWAN based smart home, community and consumer applications. The transceiver reportedly provides low power, broad coverage for indoor and neighborhood area IoT devices connecting to sensors and actuators for safety, environmental and convenience use cases.

“As an end-to-end solution, or as a complement to Wi-Fi, LoRa Smart Home broadens smart home solutions by enabling connectivity for low cost and battery powered end points both indoors and outdoors,” said Pedro Pachuca, Director, IoT Wireless, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech. “The new LoRa Smart Home device provides a flexible and cost effective solution for low latency smart home applications, including smart key locks and lighting, enabling low cost network extension and providing a bridge to the many LoRaWAN®-based B2B and B2C solutions available in the IoT market today.”

The company said its new transceiver is intended for battery-powered sensors with multi-year operation. It has 600nA of sleep current and 4.6 mA of active receive current consumption. With support for LoRa modulation for low power LAN use cases and (G)FSK modulation for legacy use cases, this device is compatible with existing LoRaWAN-based networks and supports proprietary protocols. Continuous frequency coverage from 150 MHz to 960 MHz allows the support of all major sub-GHz ISM bands around the world.

Coming up in just a few weeks, attendees to the IoT Evolution Expo 2020 will be able to delve into the Smart Buildilngs and Smart City industries like nowhere else. Click here now to see the agenda and register.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

How will 5G Transform IoT? Find Out at IoT Evolution Expo 2020

By: Ken Briodagh    2/13/2020

IoT Evolution Expo 2020 is rolling and ongoing, and we interviewed several of our speakers to get a bit of a preview of what to expect from their sess…

Read More

What is the Macro Network for IoT? Learn about the System of Systems at IoT Evolution Expo 2020

By: Ken Briodagh    2/13/2020

IoT Evolution Expo 2020 is in full swing and killing it, and we interviewed several of our speakers to get a bit of a preview of what to expect from t…

Read More

What Can Facilities Managers Learn About Smart Buildings? Find Out at IoT Evolution Expo 2020

By: Ken Briodagh    2/11/2020

Here, we interviewed panelist Terrill Laughton of Johnson Controls, who will be taking the stage as part of the Smart Buildings for Facilities Manager…

Read More

It's Time to talk about the Software Defined IoT at IoT Evolution Expo 2020

By: Ken Briodagh    2/11/2020

IoT Evolution Expo 2020 is happening right now, and we interviewed several of our speakers to get a bit of a preview of what to expect from their sess…

Read More

IoT Evolution Expo 2020 Features AI and Machine Learning Experts

By: Ken Briodagh    2/10/2020

IoT Evolution Expo 2020 is coming up fast, and we interviewed several of our speakers to get a bit of a preview of what to expect from their sessions.

Read More