Semtech to provide LoRa platform for Amazon Sidewalk

September 21, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Semtech to provide LoRa platform for Amazon Sidewalk
Semtech’s LoRa® devices provide long range, low-power connectivity for Amazon Sidewalk, making them ideal for low-bandwidth outdoor and indoor smart home and smart community products.

Semtech Corporation has teamed up with Amazon to collaborate on Amazon Sidewalk, to enable consumer IoT products for low-bandwidth indoor and outdoor applications in the smart home or community, based on its LoRa platform.

Amazon Sidewalk, operated at no charge to customers, is a crowd-sourced wireless network that can simplify device setup, extend the range for low bandwidth applications and provide limited functionality even when devices fall offline. Semtech’s long range, low power LoRa platform in the Amazon Sidewalk network extends the range of a customer’s home network to connect both outdoor and indoor, low-bandwidth smart home products, including smart lights, pet trackers, sensors for asset tracking, smart irrigation, and a multitude of additional low cost devices needed for residential use. With extended range, mobility and low power consumption, the LoRa platform enables the rapid deployment of a vast range of secure, low touch consumer Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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“Semtech’s LoRa is a proven IoT solution that supports a long range, low power wide area network (LPWAN) platform and meets Amazon Sidewalk’s goal of providing the network support needed to connect a broad range of low power home devices or sensors. The collaboration with Amazon solidifies that LoRa is the de facto platform for IoT LPWAN applications and expands LoRa to new consumer applications,” said Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech's President and CEO.

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