LoRa®-based Solutions Make Low-Power Wide-Area Networks Possible
LoRa® is a low-power long-range wireless communication technology developed by Semtech. It can communicate up to 20 km in line of sight.
By combining Semtech‘s LoRa® transceivers with Renesas' ultra-low power MCUs and sensors, a system with battery life of 10 years or more can be easily built.
Renesas is also a member of the LoRa Alliance® and provides various software for LoRa®-based wide-area networks (LoRaWAN®), enabling secure communication with the cloud via the LoRaWAN® network.
LoRa®-based solutions for the RL78 and RA families provide software for "low power consumption" and "easy design" and wireless evaluation tools for "easy evaluation".
Application of LoRa®-based Solutions
LoRa® is suitable for wireless data communications that send small amounts of data over long distances at a low data rate periodically or not so frequently.
The development of LPWA wireless networks continues to progress with the proliferation of IoT. Various standardization and promotion organizations are making vigorous efforts to create specifications and promote widespread adoption of their specifications to create a global IoT market.
The LoRa Alliance® is advancing LoRaWAN® standardization and its promotion, and is engaged in efforts to develop low-power wide-area wireless networks that use frequency bands that do not require licensing.
Renesas is a contributor member of the LoRa Alliance®, and will continue to contribute to both the standardization and promotion activities of LoRaWAN®, which is expected to further expand in the future.
LoRaWAN® networks simplify system building. LoRaWAN® is a wireless specification that achieves low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless networks for the Internet of Things (IoT) as an open global standard.