Why Should You Choose LoRa For Your Next Design?

Jan 20, 2017
 

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Many of the wireless technologies today have two options, longer range and large bandwidth such as cellular technologies, or limited bandwidth with short range like Bluetooth. However, most applications in IoT need limited bandwidth but longer battery life and range. So applications requiring low data rate but longer range had to compromise on some of the specifications. With the introduction of LoRa, customers can satisfy both these requirements along with lower power consumptions, higher security and lower cost.

LoRa technology offers longer application range around 10 miles, substantially more than cellular networks. However, the most attractive advantage of LoRa is its power consumption. It enables devices to operate on a battery for years. The data rate offered by LoRa is around 290-50kbps, making LoRa technology ideal for monitoring and metering applications where a small amount of data is transferred over longer range. Additionally, LoRa technology is secured with AES128 encryption standard maintaining the confidentiality of the data being transmitted.

LoRa technology uses the 868MHz frequency band in Europe and the 915MHz band in North America. This standardization of LoRa will help establish interoperability between different LoRa networks.

Symmetry offers complete certified LoRa solutions with Multitech: gateways, end nodes and accessory cards.

Gateways:

Conduit™ IP67 LoRa Base Station - BUY NOW!
Supports LoRaWAN applications with thousands of end nodes
Targeted towards outdoor deployment with harsh environmental factors
External high gain antenna to increase range

MultiConnect Conduit - BUY NOW!
LoRa capability along with LoRa accessory card
Most configurable & scalable gateway for IoT applications
Versions with cellular capability available

Accessory Cards:

MultiConnect mCard: LoRa - BUY NOW!
LoRa capability with Conduit gateway.
Provides flexibility to manage different wireless networks.

End Nodes:

MultiConnect xDots - BUY NOW!
LoRaWAN™ 1.0.1 compliant
Bi-directional data communication up to 10 miles
FCC/CE end-certified with ARM® mbed™ libraries for developers

MultiConnect mDots - BUY NOW!
LoRaWAN™ Ready module
ideal for emergency or mission-critical applications
Up to 10 miles / 16 km range

LoRaWAN technology is ideal for monitoring and metering applications. It can be used in Smart city applications for parking and security such as fire alarms. It is also suitable for building management applications such as heating controls, lighting and other utilities. But the most interesting application is Smart agriculture where LoRa can be used for Livestock management. 

If you have any questions about LoRa contact us by email, live chat or call 866-506-8829. We'll be glad to help you out!

 



Written By: Anuja Upale

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