Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol on Semtech’s Network Server with AWS IoT Core.
AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed service that enables enterprise IoT developers to easily connect low power wireless devices over long range, wide-area network (LoRaWAN) based networks to AWS without developing or operating their own LoRaWAN server.
Development of IoT solutions
According to Semtech, this simplifies the development of IoT solutions that leverage the long range, low power and security of its LoRa chipsets and the LoRaWAN protocol.
“AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN will speed IoT application development by providing a plug-and-play experience for developers,” said Mohan Maheswaran, president and CEO, Semtech.
“In addition, this collaboration with AWS enables enterprise customers using AWS to readily take advantage of the key benefits of LoRaWAN as the protocol continues to have massive adoption in the IoT industry in a variety of verticals ranging from smart home and communities to asset tracking.”
To get started with IoT Core for LoRaWAN, IoT developers can source AWS qualified gateways operating the LoRaWAN protocol from the partner device catalogue and select an array of LoRaWAN Certified devices from the LoRa Alliance website. From within the AWS management console, developers can rapidly register gateways by providing the service, its unique identifier, and selecting LoRaWAN as the radio frequency.
To register devices with LoRa chipsets, developers simply input the device credentials, identifiers and security keys provided by the device vendor on the console and follow guided and easy instructions for specifying device configuration. In addition, IoT Core includes a variety of device management capabilities, including security and a plug-and-play for the AWS IoT analytics.
“Based on our collaboration with Semtech, IoT developers will be able to leverage LoRaWAN to simplify the development process, as well as provide key features to their applications such as long-range connectivity, the ability to build devices with low power consumption, and increased security,” added Dirk Didascalou, vice president of IoT, Amazon Web Services.
“We are delighted to be working with Semtech to accelerate our customers’ adoption of IoT and LoRaWAN allowing them to innovate faster and focus on the main job of creating business value.”