LoRa® is a wireless communication technology developed to create the low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) required for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Key features of LoRa®technology:
- Long range: >15 km / 9 mi range
- Low-power: 5-10 year expected battery lifetime
- Low-cost: from end-node sensor cost to upfront infrastructure investment
- Secure: with embedded end-to-end AES-128 encryption of data
- Geolocation: enables indoor/outdoor tracking without GPS
LoRaWAN® is a global LPWAN specification created by the LoRa Alliance® to drive a single standard for seamless interoperability across the industry. LoRa technology is ideally suited for the applications:
- Smart Cities
- Smart Home and Building
- Smart Environment
- Smart Metering
- Smart Agriculture
- Smart Industrial
- Retail and Logistics
As a board member and sponsor of the LoRa Alliance and strong player on the LPWAN market, ST offers several affordable and easy-to-use sets of hardware tools dedicated to the evaluation and development of LoRa® solutions.
We asked Benjamin the following questions: What is FOTA and it's benefits? How can we meet the challenge of FOTA over LoRaWAN? So LoRaWAN FOTA is really happening?
In this video Michael Andre, CEO of WIZZILAB presents their products to us, a triple stack solution for LPWAN technologies, including Sigfox, LoraWan and the Dash7 alliance which leverages many products from STMicroelectronics.
The STM32 Nucleo pack for LoRa™ technology and high-performance FSK/OOK RF transceiver modem (P-NUCLEO-LRWAN1) is a development tool to learn and develop solutions based on LoRa™ and/or FSK/OOK technologies.