What is LoRa?
LoRa (short for long range) is a spread spectrum modulation technique derived from chirp spread spectrum (CSS) technology. Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a long range, low power wireless platform that has become the de facto technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. LoRa devices and the open LoRaWAN® protocol enable smart IoT applications that solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet: energy management, natural resource reduction, pollution control, infrastructure efficiency, disaster prevention, and more. Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol have amassed several hundred known uses cases for smart cities, smart homes and buildings, smart agriculture, smart metering, smart supply chain and logistics, and more. With well over 100 million devices connected to networks in 100 countries and growing, LoRa devices are the DNA of IoT, creating a Smarter Planet.
LoRa Wireless RF Technology
A Semtech innovation, LoRa devices offer compelling features for IoT applications including long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission. The technology can be utilized by public, private or hybrid networks and provides greater range than Cellular networks. LoRa Technology can easily plug into existing infrastructure and enables low-cost battery-operated IoT applications. Semtech builds LoRa Technology into its chipsets which are incorporated into devices manufactured by a large ecosystem of IoT solution providers, and connected to LoRaWAN-based networks around the globe. Simply stated, LoRa connects devices (or all things) to the Cloud.