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Semtech Releases Indoor Reference Design for Smart Buildings and Homes

LoRa® Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications accelerates time-to-market; the reference design reduces power consumption by up to one tenth the power of legacy products while enabling small form factor designs

CAMARILLO, Calif., October 2, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced the general availability of the LoRa® Corecell reference design for indoor gateway applications. The reference design is developed to the LoRaWAN protocol and targeted for home, building and factory automations.

“The LoRa Corecell reference design’s key features, including low power, smaller package and higher integration with improved performance, aim to eliminate design complexity and accelerate time-to-market in the smart home and building industries,” said Pedro Pachuca, Director of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “As we announced earlier this year, Semtech is committed to developing a LoRa product roadmap that simplifies Internet of Things (IoT) applications that enable a faster time-to-market for IoT solution providers and systems integrators. This new reference design is key to our LoRa offerings as more real estate and commercial managers, as well as consumers, look for solutions that solve their daily challenges, such as meeting room occupancy and temperature/humidity monitoring.”

The LoRa Corecell reference design provides the “minimum optimized solution” to build a gateway application, which is represented in the name, “core” and “cell.” The reference design is comprised of two new integrated circuits (ICs), LoRa-based gateway baseband transceiver (SX1302) and the low power multi-band Sub-GHz RF Front End (SX1250), enabling customers to deploy cost-effective indoor gateway solutions. The ICs are designed to dramatically reduce power consumption up to one tenth the power of legacy products, enabling power constrained USB-based gateways and mobile battery operated gateways. The new products allow for bill of materials (BOM) cost reduction, provide a small package form factor while increasing performance based on a larger number of modulators and demodulators. In addition, spreading factor five and spreading factor six were added to support higher data rates, reducing time on air and power consumption.

To learn more about the LoRa Corecell reference design for indoor gateways, visit here. In addition, contact your local sales representative for more information.

Key Product Features

LoRa-based Gateway Baseband Transceiver (SX1302):

·         LoRaWAN® Class A/B/C, all regions

·         125 kHz LoRa reception with:

o    8 x 8 channels LoRa packet detectors

o    8 x SF5-SF12 LoRa demodulators

o    8 x SF5-SF10 LoRa demodulators

o    125 /250 / 500 kHz LoRa demodulator

·         (G)FSK demodulator

·         Direct interface to Semtech transceivers

Multi-band Sub-GHz Radio Frequency Front End (SX1250):

·         +22dBm Output power

·         Lower UHF bands 169 and 433 or 490 MHz

·         North America 915 MHz

·         Europe 868 MHz

·         24 QFN (4mmx4mm)

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices

Semtech’s LoRa devices are widely adopted long-range, low-power solutions 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® protocol 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. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading 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. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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