Semtech Releases Open-Source Software for LoRa-based Gateways

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A miniature indoor gateway, integrated with Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology, will be exhibited at The Things Conference from January 31 to February 1

 Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, on Thursday announced a new open-source packet-forwarder for Linux-based gateways that allows secure, resource-efficient data communication and remote management – critical features for Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

The same features have also been integrated on a miniature indoor gateway. Such miniature gateways, integrated with Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology), are ideal for generating dense network coverage with minimal capital expenditure and no operational expenditure.

The implementation on the miniature gateway is further designed to enable easy-to-deploy gateways, ideal for generating network coverage in challenging indoor environments for smart building applications or using mobile gateways in asset tracking solutions.

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In addition, these solutions enable developers to easily create applications and test interoperability, while providing flexibility for different deployment models, business models and network deployment strategies for solutions providers and network operators.

Cost effective indoor gateways are leading to mass adoption of LoRa Technology for smart home, building and asset tracking applications.

New solutions to enable faster development of IoT applications

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is enabling the devices, networks and applications (DNA) of IoT and we expect to continue to revolutionize the industry by developing leading technology that shortens the application and solution development time to market,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

“The new LoRa-based packet-forwarder protocols will help simplify interoperability of LoRaWAN-based solutions allowing the developer community to create a variety of IoT applications much faster,” he added.

Semtech will be exhibiting the miniature indoor gateway at The Things Conference from January 31 to February 1

“The full featured miniature gateway has great potential for bringing LoRa-based solutions to scale,” said Wienke Giezeman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Things Industries.

“The product lowers the total cost of ownership of LoRaWAN-based solutions, providing a disruptively low price point as it can be installed in only a few minutes by non-technical personnel. Removing the hassle and lowering the investment of the network allows businesses to focus on what really matters, an end-to-end IoT business solution.”

An implementation for Linux-based gateways can be accessed on GitHub: https://github.com/lorabasics/basicstation

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