Wireless sensor technology gets major distance boost from IBM and Semtech
Oct 14, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) have announced a significant advancement in wireless technology, combining IBM software and Semtech hardware to create a system capable of transmitting data up to a distance of 15 km (9 miles), depending on the environment, with significantly improved ease-of-use.
The joint solution is comprised of IBM's Mote Runner software and Semtech's SX127x with LoRa.
The new sensors will utilize a star network architecture with each gateway capable of handlingms of transactions per day making it an ideal system to easily deploy any number of applications from smart metering to remotely monitoring train tracks.
The IBM and Semtech sensor platform utilizes Semtech's new LoRa (long range) modulation technology to enable drastic range improvements over alternative modulation methods. The additional range provided by LoRa, of up to 15 km, will eliminate the need for repeaters in these applications, significantly simplifying the system design and lowering the total cost of deployment.
Semtech is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com.
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