Semtech brings LoRa™ RF technology to Wi-SUN development platform for meter reading and industrial applications

Semtech Corp., a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it has joined with other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance™ to produce a radio frequency (RF) development platform targeting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and industrial applications.

The development platform includes Semtech’s SX1276 Wi-SUN compliant RF transceiver that features its long-range LoRa™ technology, combined with a Kinetis® microcontroller (MCU) from Freescale®. The Wi-SUN ready software stack is provided by Nissin, a contributor member of Wi-SUN.wisun

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The Semtech SX1276, a Wi-SUN ready, LoRa-based transceiver with a 168db link budget for maximum range, constitutes the wireless portion of the solution. The LoRa™ long-range technology, combined with the Nissin software stack enables customers to reduce infrastructure cost and improve quality of service.

Nissin builds on 25 years of experience in software development and proven metering experience making it a key element in delivering a complete Wi-SUN ready software stack running on a Freescale MCU and Semtech RF.
Nissin is now positioned to be a key player in the Japan AMI market. Availability of the solution will greatly reduce cost and development time of Nissin customers.


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