Keysight Technologies announced that it will use Semtech Corporation’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) in the development of internet of things (IoT) test solutions.
Semtech’s LoRa Technology is one of the low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies and is used in the building of IoT networks. LoRa Technology is designed for sensors and applications that need to send a small amount of data over long distances a few times per hour from varying environments, such as climate change, pollution control, and early warning of natural disasters.
The platform is easy to add into a company’s existing infrastructure and the technology offers a solution to serve battery-operated IoT applications. Semtech builds LoRa Technology into its chipsets. These chipsets are then built into the products offered by their IoT partners and integrated into LPWANs, which send the data to application servers via backhaul technologies such as cellular, Ethernet, satellite or Wi-Fi.
Keysight will use the technical data from Semtech’s LoRa Technology to develop test solutions for use in design validation and verification of IoT applications. Keysight will provide dedicated signal generation and analysis tools for LoRa-based devices in the X-Series signal analyzers and signal generators, E6640A EXM wireless test set, as well as its 89600 VSA software.
Semtech, inventor of LoRa technology managed by the LoRa Alliance consortium, is a semiconductor supplier in the fields of computing, telecommunications and industrial equipment. Listed on the stock exchange since 1967, the American company offers a range of integrated circuits for RF and wireless communication applications including gateways, transceivers, and receivers that cover the radio frequency spectrum used in industrial, scientific and medical applications from kHz to 2.4 GHz.