Semtech Releases LoRa Basics™ for Accelerated IoT Applications

The free basic building blocks help developers bring LoRa®-based
applications to market faster

(Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms,
announced the release of LoRa Basics™, software building blocks to
assist solution developers in quickly realizing the return on investment
(ROI) their customers want. All LoRa Basics releases will be available
on Semtech’s LoRa
Developer Portal
as open source.

“To get LoRa®-based solutions to market faster, developers
can leverage Semtech’s free, supported and easy-to-use set of LoRa
Basics,” said Steven Hegenderfer, Senior Director of the Developer
Ecosystem in Semtech’s Wireless Sensing and Products Group. “LoRa Basics
is fully compliant with LoRa Alliance™ and allows developers as well as
enterprises to rapidly develop their applications.”

The impetus behind LoRa Basics is to take the common LoRaWAN® functions
that all developers of end devices, gateways or LoRaWAN-based solutions
must implement and provide a free, supported set of open source software
that is specification compliant. The building blocks represent best
practices for the implementation of LoRaWAN-based technologies.
Developers can then focus on developing their solutions, while getting
their applications to market faster with less cost.

“There is a real need in the IoT market to simplify the development of
IoT solutions and speed up deployments,” said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of
IoT analyst firm Beecham Research. “LoRa Basics is a welcome addition to
the market that we believe will help to achieve this and assist
developers in focusing more on new value adding opportunities.”

The first basic software building block, LoRa Basics Station, was
announced and simultaneously released on GitHub in January 2019. LoRa
Basics Station is a new LoRaWAN-based gateway packet forwarder with
secure and robust data communication and remote gateway management
protocols, which are equally suitable to Linux®-based gateways as well
as resource-constrained embedded gateways.

LoRa Basics MAC, the second basic building block released today,
provides the firmware an end-device developer needs to get LoRaWAN-based
radios up and running. In addition to a fully LoRaWAN-compliant protocol
stack, it provides an event-driven run time with power management, timer
handling and a flexible simulation environment with logical time to
facilitate debugging and regression testing.

Future areas of focus for the LoRa Basics suite include firmware updates
over the air (FUOTA), both on the end-device and on the backend server,
as well as data science notebooks for offline performance analytics.

“As a long-time ASIC and electronics design-service provider and a
leading manufacturer of wireless IoT products and systems, Miromico has
long been looking for even better tools and methods to develop new
products faster, easier and more reliably. Semtech’s new LoRa Basics
suite brings extensive improvements and much sought after functionality
in one significant leap to LoRa-based nodes and gateways,” said Marcel
Wappler, Head of IoT & LPWAN at Miromico. “LoRa Basics Mac is a very
well engineered state-of-the-art generation 2.0 open source LoRaWAN
stack with many advantages over previous stacks: greatly improved
software quality and portability, significantly reduced memory
footprint, separation of bootloader and application, and new tools for
simulation and automatic testing of functionality and compliance. This
enables Miromico to bring new innovative IoT products to market faster,
easier, more reliably and more cost effectively.”

To make accessing these tools easy, all of the LoRa Basics elements will
be available on Semtech’s
LoRa Developer Portal
, which will also provide access to a
comprehensive suite of developer training, documentation, technical
resources, and community tools.

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a
widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives 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® specification have been deployed in 100
countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the
fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network
applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end
consumer, enterprise 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
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Ronda Grech
Semtech Corporation
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