Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and DTDS Technology (DTDS), a distribution company in the field of electronic components and design value-added services, have announced the development of a new module operating on the LoRaWAN® protocol. DTDS’s “622 Module” leverages an integrated Renesas MCU to offer enhanced network coverage and strength in automotive and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The module delivers long range connectivity and low operating power, simplifying the development process for IoT products without compromising performance.
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DTDS leverages LoRa and LoRaWAN (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Renesas’ RL78 MCU represents a leading choice for sensor applications that requires very low power consumption in both active and deep sleep mode,” said Sunil Dhar, President of Renesas Electronics Singapore. “We believe that with its new 622 Module, DTDS has created an effective product to simplify and accelerate the development of new and innovative IoT products, and increase accessibility to low power wide area network (LPWAN) applications worldwide.”
“By integrating Semtech’s proven LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol, DTDS aims to provide customers with the means to create new, flexible and easy-to-use IoT applications with superior long range and low power capabilities,” said Jeffrey Tan, Chairman at DTDS. “Previously, those who wanted to build successful wireless applications would need access to experienced RF engineers. The goal of the 622 Module is to take the burden off designers by simplifying device creation, allowing them to focus on bringing high quality wireless products to market quickly.”
DTDS’s 622 Module is LoRaWAN compliant with both Class A and Class C of the protocol specification and includes an embedded Renesas RL78/G13 microcontroller to provide leading low power consumption (66μA/MHz) and performance at 43.2 DMIPS (32MHz) for use in smart utility, smart home, smart agriculture, smart lighting, and smart transportation applications. It is suitable for long range sensor-based interfaces with an external host MCU over AT commands and supports the 868MHz, 915MHz and 923MHz operation bands.
DTDS’s 622 module streamlines the development process and supports the deployment and rapid growth of large, scalable LPWANs. With LoRaWAN connectivity, applications built on the 622 Module can deploy in harsh radio environments and provide several key IoT advantages, including remote firmware updates and the flexibility to join different LoRaWAN networks based on deployment need.
“Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol empower customers to develop secure, next-generation and innovative IoT applications by providing them with an accessible and easy-to-use device,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The module allows developers as well as enterprises to efficiently develop their applications and bring them to market, shortening the design and sales cycles and reducing associated cost.”
- Best performance in operating voltage (VCC) range: 1.8 to 3.7V
- Best performance in receiver sensitivity performance: -137dBm @ SF12 BW=125KHz
- Lowest in transmission current: 122mA @ 22dBm
- Low power consumption to enhance battery life (>10 years)
- UFL connector for design flexibility
- Evaluation board with industry standard pMOD interface and two antenna connector interfaces (SMA, UFL) for development purposes
About Semtech’s LoRa® Platform
Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost efficient and long range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® protocol, which is maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
About DTDS Technology Pte Ltd
DTDS is a leading Distribution company in the field of electronic components and design value-added services. Incorporated in 2001 and headquartered in Singapore, it has a full-fledged office with sales, marketing, field application engineers, operations, and finance teams to support vendors in fulfilling their customer orders. DTDS specializes in the design and development of end solutions to support key segments of the electronics manufacturing arena. Learn more at dtdsgp.com.
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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