Semtech Boot Camps Teach Participants to Build IoT Applications Using LoRa® RF Long Range Wireless Technology

Semtech, along with select partners, will host boot camps to introduce LoRa® RF technology and its potential IoT applications, and give a hands-on tutorial with take-home starter kits

Camarillo, California - October 14, 2015

Semtech (SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will host a series of LoRa® boot camps through next year to showcase its unprecedented long-range, low-power Internet of Things (IoT) network solution and give participants a hands-on tutorial with a working starter kit. Select Semtech partners, depending on the boot camp location and date, will also present their LoRa-integrated solutions. Registration information is available at

The boot camps, led by Semtech’s LoRa team, provide participants with a wide range of use case scenarios, cover the main aspects of setting up a LoRaWAN™ network, and guide participants on how to best set up their IoT applications through hands-on tutorials. By the end of the day, boot camp attendees should have the information and material they need to expedite the setup of their own IoT applications, including a working starter kit.

After successful first events in Silicon Valley on July 23 and Neuchâtel, Switzerland on September 23, 2015, Semtech expanded its event schedule to include additional events in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s October 28 boot camp in Zurich is already at capacity, but events in San Jose on November 18 and Shenzhen on December 9 are still available and additional boot camps into 2016 will be introduced soon.

  • SOLD OUT - October 28 - 08.30 – 17.30 Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich
  • November 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Semtech San Jose Office 2580 N. First Street, Suite 400 San Jose, California 95131
  • December 9 - 08.30 – 17.30 Semtech Shenzhen Office Suite A408, TCL Building, Gaoxin South First Street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057, China

“We were motivated to expand these events after an overwhelmingly positive response to our first two,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Director of Wireless Products at Semtech. “By giving companies the information and the starter kits they need to jumpstart their IoT solutions, we aim to increase the adoption of the LoRaWAN standard and catalyze the growth of IoT applications globally.”

LoRa RF Long Range Wireless Platform Overview

Semtech’s LoRa platform includes the SX1301 baseband processor embedded in base stations and the SX1272/3/6/7/8 transceiver chipsets embedded in sensors to provide long-range connectivity, operating on low power for long battery life. LoRaWAN is a standardized protocol that offers bi-directionality, security, mobility, accurate localization, and most importantly, interoperability between LPWAN networks and IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M) and smart city applications.

What’s in the Take-Home Starter Kits

The take-home starter kits include the following components: RaspberryPi B+ (or 2) with a LoRa IoT shield unit and pre-installed micro SD card, a SX1301-based concentrator reference design, an active GPS antenna, USB cables, a power adapter, and an example end-point (a LoRaMote or MBED shield unit) as a reference to confirm the kit’s functionality.

Registering for the Bootcamp

Companies interested in developing or connecting solutions into LoRaWAN networks can register up to three employees to attend for $1,000 per company. More information, including registration, is available at

Key Features of LoRa RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single LoRa base station enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage, while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Cost: LoRa reduces both upfront infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Standardized: LoRaWAN ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented multi-year battery lifetime.


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

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