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Semtech Releases New LoRa Smart Home Device for IoT Applications

January 27, 2020 by Paul Shepard

Semtech Corporation announced the launch of LoRa® Smart Home, a device designed for LPWAN based smart home, community and consumer applications. The transceiver provides low power, broad coverage for indoor and neighborhood area IoT devices connecting to sensors and actuators for safety, environmental and convenience use cases.

"With its simple and flexible network architecture, Semtech's new LoRa® Smart Home device offers a unique opportunity to accelerate the consumer adoption of smart home connected solutions. As an end-to-end solution, or as a complement to Wi-Fi, LoRa Smart Home broadens smart home solutions by enabling connectivity for low cost and battery powered end points both indoors and outdoors," said Pedro Pachuca, Director of IoT Wireless in Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

"The new LoRa Smart Home device provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for low latency smart home applications, including smart key locks and lighting, enabling low cost network extension and providing a bridge to the many LoRaWAN®-based B2B and B2C solutions available in the IoT market today," Pachuca added.

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The new transceiver is intended for battery-powered sensors with multi-year operation. It features 600nA of sleep current and 4.6mA of active receive current consumption. With support for LoRa modulation for low power LAN use cases and (G)FSK modulation for legacy use cases, this device is compatible with existing LoRaWAN-based networks and supports proprietary protocols.

Continuous frequency coverage from 150MHz to 960MHz allows the support of all major sub-GHz ISM bands around the world.

Key Product Features of LoRa Smart Home (LLCC68)

  • High sensitivity to -126dBm
  • +22dBm output power with high efficiency PA
  • System works well even when the signal is 10dB below noise
  • Minimal external BOM/matching
  • Small size foot print, 24-pin 4x4mm
  • Works with existing LoRaWAN-based gateways
  • <5mA RX current consumption
  • 25mA TX @ +14dBm
  • Integrated dc-dc and LDO
  • Supports LoRaWAN and other protocols