Skyworks ramps LoRa-based offerings for IoT applications; links with Semtech for long-range, energy efficient systems

Skyworks Solutions, provider of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced on Wednesday that Semtech) is leveraging its latest suite of low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) products.

Specifically, Semtech is integrating Skyworks’ advanced front-end solutions with their next generation LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) for picocell gateways. Skyworks’ modules quadruple the operating range, supply maximum power and improve sensitivity versus alternative architectures – in a compact form factor.

LoRa is quickly emerging as a wireless standard for IoT across energy management, smart agriculture, industrial automation, security, the connected home and more.

According to industry estimates, the global LPWAN market is expected to grow from US$1 billion in 2016 to more than $24 billion by 2021, a compounded annual growth rate of 89 percent. In addition, IDATE projects that LPWAN unit shipments will more than triple from 109 million in 2017 to 339 million by 2025.

“Through our collaboration with Skyworks, we are expanding the availability of innovative LoRa options,” said Vivek Mohan, director of IoT for Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group. “Skyworks’ powerful wireless engines coupled with Semtech’s LoRa Technology will deliver easy to deploy, proven and flexible platforms with unprecedented efficiency and range to new markets for a more connected world.”

“Leveraging our global scale and expertise across diverse wireless standards, Skyworks is ramping breakthrough devices in support of exciting LoRa network deployments spanning a wide range of smart end markets,” said John O’Neill, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. “Together, we are enabling the world’s most energy-efficient ecosystems for the Internet of Things.”


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