Semtech LoRa Transceiver Platforms Selected for New MultiTech IoT Communications System

CAMARILLO, CA -- Semtech Corporation reveals its SX1301 LoRa multi-band gateway transceiver and SX1272 LoRa end-node transceiver have been selected by MultiTech for its new MultiConnect family of LoRaWAN™ gateways and RF modules—now in mass production and available through multiple distributors globally.

The complete MultiConnect LoRaWAN-ready portfolio includes the Conduit gateway featuring a LoRa concentrator mCard accessory card and mDot™ low cost LoRa module. Together they comprise a configurable, manageable and scalable communications solution for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Conduit can be configured broadly with a LoRa access card and a wide range of wired or wireless backhaul options, including Ethernet and network-approved cellular connectivity options.

Each Conduit gateway is capable of managing thousands of mDots, in either private or public IoT network applications. The flexibility and performance of the system makes it an ideal solution for agricultural, industrial, utility, smart city and healthcare applications.

The configurable MultiConnect Conduit gateway accepts up to two mCard accessory cards, including an eight channel LoRa concentrator mCard that is powered by the Semtech SX1301 baseband processor. The SX1301 is a high-performance, high-capacity digital signal-processing engine combined with a LoRa multichannel transceiver that can connect with multiple wireless endpoints. The SX1301 supports worldwide industrial, scientific and medical unlicensed RF bands.

MultiTech has also selected the SX1272 transceiver for its MultiConnect mDot™ LoRaWAN-ready long-range RF module. The MultiConnect mDot is capable of two-way communication and features a low-power ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor that can be programmed through ARM mbedTM to support a wide range of applications.

Using the LoRa modulation scheme, the SX1272 realizes a sensitivity of more than -137 dBm, which, when combined with the integrated +20 dBm power amplifier, yields the low-power, wide-area (LPWAN) industry’s leading link budget. This makes the SX1272 optimal for IoT or machine-to-machine (M2M) applications requiring long range or robustness.

“We are committed to being innovators and first movers in the LoRa market, and we believe that the MultiConnect Conduit and mDot comprise a LoRa product portfolio that sets a high standard,” said Daniel Quant Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Marketing at MultiTech. “Semtech has been a great partner thanks to its high-performance products and also its in-depth knowledge of the LoRaWAN standard.”

“Companies are choosing LoRaWAN solutions for their long-range RF performance, which supports a wide range of applications, and the MultiTech MultiConnect system is a great example of this,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Director of Wireless Products at Semtech.

Semtech and MultiTech are both members of the LoRa Alliance, an international group of IoT industry leaders, telecom operators and solutions providers that work to globally standardize LoRaWAN and provide an open platform to scale IoT, M2M and smart city applications.

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