Semtech Receives Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for its SX1272 Transceiver Development Kit

Certification paves way for increased use of Semtech LoRa-based SX1272 transceiver in energy management and smart metering applications

Camarillo, California - May 28, 2014

Semtech Corporation  (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it has received Wi-SUN Alliance certification for the SX1272 development kit which shows the company’s commitment to interoperable energy management and smart-utility network applications. The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless utility products based on the open global standard, IEEE 802.15.4g.  Semtech is a contributor member of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

The Semtech SX1272 development kit, incorporating the SX1272 multi standard, low-power, long range transceiver, successfully passed Wi-SUN Certification for physical layer (PHY) profile based upon test specifications of the Wi-SUN Alliance. The development kit also passed PHY interoperability tests based upon products from multiple vendors. In addition, the Semtech solution obtained certification for EchoNet-Lite PHY profile.

“We are delighted to receive this certification from Wi-SUN,” said Alain Dantec, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless, Sensing and Timing Product Group at Semtech. “Wi-SUN is playing a key role in our industry, making certain our customers will get reliable and interoperable products from suppliers. With this certification, Semtech extends its position as the high performance, long-range transceiver leader enabling customers to focus on building next-generation smart metering solutions.”.

By selecting the SX1272, automated meter reading (AMR) equipment vendors, module makers and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers will benefit from a long-range, low power transceiver to be used as the foundation to enable a fully compliant EchoNet lite solution. Wi-SUN profiles enable interoperable, reliable and scalable low power networks for smart utility networks. 

Pricing and Availability

The SX127x series of low-power, long range transceivers from Semtech are in full production and available from Semtech distribution network on a global basis.  Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support, data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at www.semtech.com/info.

About the Wi-SUN Alliance

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless Utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g.  The Wi-SUN Alliance comprises solutions from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all corporations.  Additional information may be found at www.wi-sun.org

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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