IoT specialist Semtech Corporation has put together a LoRaWAN reference design for indoor gateway applications.
The company said that the LoRa Corecell reference design was developed for the LoRaWAN protocol and is targeted for home, building and factory automations.
“The LoRa Corecell reference design’s key features, including low power, smaller package and higher integration with improved performance, aim to eliminate design complexity and accelerate time-to-market in the smart home and building industries,” said Pedro Pachuca, director of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “As we announced earlier this year, Semtech is committed to developing a LoRa product roadmap that simplifies Internet of Things (IoT) applications that enable a faster time-to-market for IoT solution providers and systems integrators. This new reference design is key to our LoRa offerings as more real estate and commercial managers, as well as consumers, look for solutions that solve their daily challenges, such as meeting room occupancy and temperature/humidity monitoring.”
Semtech said that the reference design is comprised of two new integrated circuits, LoRa-based gateway baseband transceiver (SX1302) and the low power multi-band sub-GHz RF front end (SX1250), enabling customers to deploy cost-effective indoor gateway solutions. The ICs are designed to reduce power consumption up to one tenth the power of legacy products, enabling power constrained USB-based gateways and mobile battery operated gateways, the company said.
The new products allow for bill of materials (BOM) cost reduction, provide a small package form factor while increasing performance based on a larger number of modulators and demodulators.
Semtech said that its LoRa devices give telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN protocol have been deployed in 100 countries, the company said.