What is LoRa & LoRaWAN?

LoRa, which is short for Long Range, is one of the major long-range and low-power wireless communication systems developed by Semtech Corporation. While LoRa & LoRaWAN are commonly mistaken to be the same thing, they actually represent different components of a LoRa-based communication system.

LoRa is a radio frequency carrier signal based in the physical (PHY) layer that converts the data it receives to signals. On the other hand, LoRaWAN is a protocol located in the Media Access Control (MAC) layer that promotes LoRa signals to wider applications.

In simple terms, you can understand LoRa to be a type of hardware that supports long range wireless communication, whereas LoRaWAN refers to a network protocol based on LoRa.

Together, LoRa & LoRaWAN allow long-range, low-power applications to be built for IoT, enabling wireless transmission over distances of up to 45km! They are suitable for a variety of application environments, amongst other benefits and features shown below!

Smart Buildings, Smart Farms

We offer a variety of LoRa sensors for smart building: warehouses, apartment complexes, factories, farms, livestock farms, etc. We can also help you produce your own design for you with our state of the art chips and electronic components here in Taiwan.

 

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