Semtech, Murata announce sampling of modem platform

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Murata, a manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices, announced the sampling availability of a new modem based on Semtech´s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol, the companies said.

The modem utilizes Semtech´s LoRa Cloud™ Device & Application Services; a simple to use set of new services previously announced in March 2019 that provide device configuration, status monitoring and application support; and LoRa Cloud Join Server, a network independent service which simplifies the provisioning of devices across LoRaWAN®-based networks. This combination of modem and LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services is designed to simplify the development process and increase the ROI of LoRaWAN-based solutions.

Key benefits of the modem to developers and sensor manufacturers are the integrated LoRaWAN protocol stack, which is pre-personalized to seamlessly communicate with Semtech´s LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services. These services are designed to operate over all LoRaWAN-based networks.

The Murata modem (CMWX1ZZABZ-104) is available for samples and will be in production early in the fourth quarter of 2019 in Europe and North America.

Semtech´s LoRa devices is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance®, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications.

Murata is a manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. For more information on Murata, visit www.murata.com.

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.