Semtech and AWS Collaborate on AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 05, 2021


Semtech and AWS Collaborate on AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

Fully managed feature for AWS IoT Core enables enterprises to connect low power wireless devices to long range wide area network technology.

Semtech announced that they have teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol on the Network Server with AWS IoT Core, AWS's managed Cloud service that lets connected devices interact with Cloud applications and other devices.

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed service that enables enterprise IoT developers to connect low power wireless devices over long range, wide-area networks (LoRaWAN) to AWS without developing or operating their own LoRaWAN server. Per the company, this simplifies the development of IoT solutions that leverage the long range, low power, and security of Semtech's LoRa chipsets and the LoRaWAN protocol.

To get started with AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, IoT developers can source AWS qualified gateways operating the LoRaWAN protocol from the AWS Partner Device Catalog and select an array of LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices from the LoRa Alliance website. From within the AWS Management Console, developers can register gateways with AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN by providing the service, its identifier, and selecting LoRaWAN as the radio frequency.

To register devices with LoRa chipsets, developers input the device credentials, identifiers, and security keys provided by the device vendor on the console and follow guided instructions for specifying device configuration. In addition, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN includes a variety of device management capabilities, including security and a plug-and-play for the AWS IoT Analytics.

Developers will also be able to access Semtech's LoRa Cloud, a API-based service that can be integrated with AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, providing developers with the ability to locate any LoRaWAN enabled device including devices using Semtech's recently released low power geolocation platform LoRa Edge.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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