LoRa®: Wireless Communication for the IoT

LoRa®: Connecting the Internet of Things

The body’s nervous system is where signals from your environment and thoughts from your brain turn into actions across your entire body. Turns out, the Internet of Things has a nervous system too—LoRa.

IoT relies on connectivity to infuse legacy systems and new solutions with the data transfer to turn insights into action. LoRa (short for long range) is a unique RF technology perfect for collecting information at the sensor level from ‘smart’ things and distributing data to the edge or the cloud before it gets analyzed as an insight and translated into an action. With the right balance of minimal energy needs as well as a connection range of up to 30 miles in non-urban settings, LoRa’s Spread Spectrum Radio Technology provides a physical IoT transport layer to help solve the world’s big problems, from building smart cities to reducing pollution.

LoRa is the underlying Radio Technology for LoRaWAN ™, the MAC-layer protocol standardized by the LoRa Alliance, allowing for the creation of both private and public LoRaWAN networks. Supporting non-GPS based geolocation, high sensor network density, secure end-to-end connections as well as low cost, LoRaWAN devices and sensors are a perfect solution for many IoT market verticals such as smart building, smart Agriculture, Industrial IoT and Logistics, Cold Chain Monitoring and more.

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Laird is a global leader in solving your electromagnetic interference challenges as well as providing state-of-the-art wireless communication and smart system solutions.

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Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions.

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Cisco is a worldwide leader in networking for the Internet.

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MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value.


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Microchip Technology Inc., The Embedded Control Solutions Company, is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions.

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MikroElektronikais a producer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems.

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Murata is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules.

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Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions.


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STMicroelectronics manufactures a broad portfolio of semiconductor and discrete technologies, including analog, discrete, digital logic, memory, ARM based microcontrollers, power management ICs and MEMS sensors.

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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community.




LoRa ® is a registered trademark of Semtech Corporation.


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