Semtech LoRa Edge LR1120 RF transceiver IC

Semtech’s LoRa Edge platform opens up to satellite communication

  • Semtech, a provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the addition of multi-band capabilities to its LoRa Edge device-to-Cloud geolocation platform.
  • The LoRa Edge LR1120 RF transceiver IC paves the way for satellite-connected IoT applications in supply chain management and logistics by providing low-power geolocation capabilities on a global scale.

With the LoRa Edge LR1120 RF transceiver IC, intercontinental logistics companies can take advantage of very compact, low-power trackers that can be deployed around the world. Satellite connectivity opens the door to a variety of infrastructure and environmental monitoring applications that require low-power sensor deployment in remote areas.

According to Christopher Taylor, director of RF and Wireless at Strategy Analytics, “The combination of LoRa technology with relatively inexpensive small low earth orbit (LEO) satellites will be a game changer for LoRa and the Internet of Things (IoT). By integrating S-band satellite communication capabilities with LoRa technology, LoRa can replace aging SCADA-type monitoring systems and open up new applications and markets, especially in remote areas. LoRa is already attracting interest from several satellite companies, including EchoStar and Lacuna.”

# LoRa Edge LR1120 Key Features:

  • Multi-band LoRa capability (sub-GHz, 2.4 GHz and S-band licensed for satellite) and multi-technology geolocation using GNSS for outdoor and Wi-Fi for indoor, as well as in areas with poor satellite coverage.
  • The LoRa Cloud geolocation solver transfers the load of location processing from the device to the cloud, allowing for “once and for all” battery life.
  • Compatible with GPS and BeiDou constellations
  • Encryption engine for enhanced security