Semtech Supports Microchip in Delivering Industry’s First All-in-One Evaluation Kit Based on LoRa™ Technology
New evaluation kit from Microchip provides IoT developers with the required components to create a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) in Europe and North America
Camarillo, California - May 31, 2016
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) has released an all-in-one LoRa™ technology evaluation kit that includes the required components to create a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) for either Europe or North America.
The evaluation kit gives Internet of Things (IoT) developers a simplified way to develop, evaluate and demonstrate a LoRa-based commercial LPWAN for either the European 868 MHz band or the North American 915 MHZ band. The kit includes a LoRaWAN™ gateway, a pair of Microchip Mote end-device modules (LoRaWAN sensors) and a local LoRaWAN network server application. The technology targets low data rates and low-duty-cycle applications for tracking and monitoring such things as energy, location, utility infrastructure, smart city, environment, agriculture and public safety.
“These new LoRa evaluation kits deliver what many of our customers have been asking for since we announced the industry’s first certified module earlier this year,” said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip’s Wireless Solutions Group. “These LoRa evaluation kits are another industry first and deliver everything needed for a developer to create a LoRaWAN network right at their desk.”
“The momentum behind LoRaWAN technology is accelerating because it has the performance and low power consumption that really meet the needs of LPWAN-based applications,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “Another reason for the success of the LoRaWAN specification is the collaboration of LoRa™ Alliance members like Microchip. We appreciate their initiative in pulling together this very helpful starter kit.”
Semtech and Microchip are both members of the LoRa Alliance and are committed to standardizing the LoRaWAN specification to allow interoperability between IoT networks and applications throughout the world. A LoRaWAN network typically offers up to 10 miles of range and 10-year battery lifetime, reducing the need for extensive infrastructure and maintenance. In addition, LoRa technology provides proven signal strength in dense urban areas.
Pricing and Availability
The LoRa evaluation kit is available from microchipDIRECT for $499.00 each at www.microchipdirect.com. For more information or to contact a Microchip sales representative, visit www.microchip.com/LoRa4046.
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