Renesas joins LoRa Alliance™

March 23, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Renesas Electronics has announced that it has joined the LoRa Alliance™, an open non-profit association that supports the standardization and drives the widespread adoption of LoRaWAN™. This membership will help Renesas accelerate its microcontroller (MCU) solution deployments using LoRaWAN technology for a wide array of IoT systems.

Renesas has joined the LoRa Alliance as a sponsor member, the highest level of membership, and from that leadership position will continue to contribute to both the standardization and promotion activities of LoRaWAN, which is expected to further expand in the future.

Renesas plans to develop and produce, within a year, MCUs that support LoRaWAN. The company’s compact MCU package will simplify the integration into the systems and reduce the mounting area on the board compared to the conventional packaging methods. Based on these technologies, Renesas intends to deliver a total wireless network solution combining wireless MCU and software.

Renesas will first expand this deployment for its low-power RL78 MCUs to contribute to the realization of IoT sensor end-devices that can be driven by batteries over the long term.

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