Analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor specialist Semtech has announced the full launch of the LoRaWAN Academy, offering free educational modules for everyone from students through to large enterprises looking to develop wireless Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

“Developers are the most important part of any modern technology platform, and the LoRaWAN Academy is there to help them get up to speed on one of the fastest growing IoT-enabling technologies out there today” claims Steven Hegenderfer, senior director of the developer ecosystem in Semtech’s Wireless Sensing and Products Group. “We are working with the LoRaWAN-based ecosystem to develop and drive material that is beneficial to the community. Providing completely free modules focused on building LoRa-based applications gives students, engineers, developers, and enterprises the jump-start they need to build robust, innovative IoT applications.”

Originally launched exclusively for universities in 2017, the revised LoRaWAN Academy is now open to anyone interested in building applications based around LoRa long-range low-power wide area network technologies and the open LoRaWAN protocol. At present, it includes ten modules of self-paced online classes with video lectures, reading materials, and hands-on assignments.

“LoRa Technology is a leading technology and recognised as the de facto platform for developing IoT applications,” adds Dr. S.A. Pasupathy, head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), one of the organisations which has been working with the LoRaWAN Academy. “With the LoRaWAN Academy available for anyone and free, this is a great opportunity for participants to learn and realise the return of investment of LoRa as well as having ability to accelerate their applications to the market and their career growth.”

More information on the Semtech LoRaWAN Academy can be found on the official website.