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LoRa and the Future of Connectivity

LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol provides a low power, long range alternative to 5G that is widely adopted by the IoT industry. Read more
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Amazon Sidewalk draws electronics from among TI, Silicon Labs and Semtech

A small platoon of electronics companies announced collaborations on Amazon Sidewalk, a new shared wireless network for IoT consumer devices. Among the partners are Silicon Labs, Texas Instruments and Semtech, according to their separate company announcements. Read more
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Amazon picks LoRa for smart-home telco platform – plus Nordic, Silicon Labs, Tile

Amazon has selected LoRa for its new Sidewalk wireless networking platform, running in 900 MHz spectrum, according to Semtech. Camarillo-based Semtech hailed its technology’s move into the consumer space. At the same time, Nordic Semiconductor, Silicon Labs, and Tile have variously said they have also been selected by Amazon to provide technology for its nascent Sidewalk smart-home ecosystem. Read more

Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk, its hyper-local neighborhood network system set to launch later this year, will work with Tile and Echo speakers the retailer has confirmed today. Previewed in 2019, Sidewalk promises a distributed alternative to regular WiFi networks, in which smart home devices like Ring cameras double as hubs for local communications. Read more

Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon

Last year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and — maybe even more importantly — outside of your home. Sidewalk, which is somewhat akin to a mesh network that, with the right amount of access points, could easily cover a whole neighborhood, is now getting closer to launch. Read more

Amazon’s Sidewalk network to launch this year with new devices, support from IoT chipset manufacturers

The Sidewalk protocol is part of Amazon's effort to spur the development of low-cost IoT devices that don't rely on a cellular connection. Read more
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Amazon engages with Nordic, Semtech, SiLabs and TI on ‘Sidewalk’ 900MHz + 2.4GHz network

Amazon has released details of its ‘Sidewalk’ medium-distance wireless network, and its silicon partners including Nordic Semiconductor, Semtech, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments. Read more
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Semtech and Helium Expand LoRaWAN® Network Deployments

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its expanded collaboration with Helium, the company behind one the world's first peer-to-peer wireless networks based on Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol. Today, Helium's LoRaWAN network infrastructure is considered among the fastest growing of its kind, reaching more than 1,000 cities in North America and expanding to Europe. Earlier this year, Helium announced a strategic partnership with Semtech to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol into its LongFi networking architecture. Read more
Automated Buildings

How is COVID-19 impacting building managers?

Building managers are turning to long range, low power IoT solutions for remote management amidst COVID-19. Connecting sensors to the cloud enables the real-time communication of data and analytics to property managers. Read more
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Taking a system level approach to IoT design

Semtech’s LoRa Edge geolocation solution provides an interesting demonstration of this holistic approach to design, taking advantage of advanced technologies such as direct demodulation and the cloud to deliver not just high energy efficiency but low cost and ease of use. Read more

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