Semtech Corp. has announced that its LoRawireless RF technology is integrated into a low cost, compact module from Murata, a manufacturer of electronic components, modules and devices, for use in a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
The compact LoRaWAN module, which is scheduled to begin production in October, is expected to support a wide range of sensors for IoT applications, including smart meters, wearables and tracking devices. It is able to operate within a wide range of temperatures; its memory is capable of supporting a range of applications; and its flexible data rate increases battery life and optimizes long-range communication.
This compact module, integrated with a STMicroelectronics STM32L0 series ARM Cortex M0+ 32bit microcontroller, is aimed to help ease integration into a variety of sensors. Semtechs SX1276 low power, long-range transceiver is also included in the module to provide ultra-long range spread spectrum communication, high interference immunity and minimized current consumption.
Semtech, Murata and STMicroelectronics are members of the LoRa Alliance, a group of over 300 companies committed to driving and enhancing the LoRaWAN specification to ensure interoperability and scalability of LPWANs and IoT applications. Through its work with member companies and IoT industry groups, the LoRa Alliance is helping make LoRaWAN the standard for LPWANs focused on low power, long-range IoT applications. To date, there are LoRaWAN public and private networks in more than 50 countries worldwide.