Friday, June 10, 2016

Ruminating on LoRa technology

LoRa (Long Range) is a wireless technology developed for the internet of things. It enables long-range data communications with very low power requirement - e.g. a transmitter battery can last for 10 years and communicate with nodes over 15-20 kms !

LoRa technology was initially developed by SemTech, but now has become a standard and is being further developed by the LoRa alliance.

A good tutorial to get the basic of LoRa is available here - http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/lora/basics-tutorial.php

Most IoT applications also need only to exchange small data packets with low throughput. LoRa is designed for such low data-rate connectivity.