Semtech and STMicroelectronics announced an agreement on Semtech’s LoRa long-range wireless RF technology. ST to use this technology for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments by mobile network operators (MNOs) and large-scale private networks.
ST to join the LoRa Alliance and release reference designs for LoRa technology based on its STM32 family of microcontroller ICs. ST plans to develop microcontrollers with on-chip LoRa technology that supports the LoRaWAN standardized protocol. Semtech and ST to work together to make LoRa technology available in multiple platforms in lot more applications.
LoRa is fast growing tech in IoT sector, by ST supporting this tech it will further popularize LoRa and LoRaWAN for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) worldwide.
“There is tremendous success and momentum behind the LoRa Alliance and MNO announcements of LoRaWAN-based nationwide network deployments,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless, Sensing and Timing product group. “Having a premier silicon supplier of the LoRa technology such as ST, with its strong presence in the industrial and connectivity market, reinforces that Semtech’sLoRa RF technology, LoRaWAN protocol, IP and chip-set are becoming the de-facto standards for IoT LPWANs.”
“The combination of our large family ofindustry-leading STM32 microcontrollers, together with the LoRa technology through our partnership with Semtech,will further strengthen our position on the IoT, Smart City, and Industrial markets, where our portfolio of controllers, sensors, connectivity, security,analog, and power solutions already make ST formidable,” said Claude Dardanne, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Microcontroller, Memory & Secure MCU Group, STMicroelectronics. “By contributing our IP and SoC design expertise, we anticipate promoting the deployment of more LPWANs worldwide, and enabling many applications with a standardized ecosystem of service providers and solutions developers.”