Tag: Wireless

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Planet Labs' OpenLST

Planet Labs Launches OpenLST Satellite Radio Platform

Satellite imaging specialist Planet Labs has announced the launch of OpenLST, an open hardware satellite radio platform for communication with remote vehicles, instruments, and stations using low-cost commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components. “Radio system design is often viewed as a ‘black box’ that is out of reach to all but the most… Read More
AB Open LoRaWAN Dev Kit Label

LoRa Alliance Releases LoRaWAN 1.0.3 Specification

The LoRa Alliance has announced an update to the LoRaWAN 1.0.3 specification for low-power wide-area wireless networks, adding unicast and multicast support to Class B devices and new time synchronisation features for other classes. In its latest update to the open LoRaWAN low-power wide-area network standard, proving popular globally for… Read More
SparkFun Pro RF LoRa Development Board

SparkFun Publishes Introductory LoRaWAN Tutorial

Those interested in experimenting with the LoRaWAN long-range low-power standard now have a new resource, in the form of an introductory tutorial by Nick Poole published on SparkFun. Based around SparkFun’s own SparkX Pro RF USB-connected development board, Nick’s detailed tutorial introduces the LoRa and LoRaWAN standards, The Things Network… Read More
SiFive HiFive1 MCU (Cropped)

CRU: Open Silicon, LoRa Growth, LPWA-CB, and More

RISC-V pioneers OnChip and SiFive have separately announced new microcontroller chip designs, taking aim at the low-power sensor market with their own takes on the open architecture. In a message to social networking service Twitter, OnChip revealed a RISC-V microcontroller design described as having always-on features, three power states… Read More
Third Venture LoRa Stik

Open-Source LoRa Stik Hits Crowd Supply

Steven Osborn, of Oregon-based Third Venture Inc, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a low-cost USB-connected LoRa transceiver: the LoRa Stik. “In 2013 I worked on a solution for vineyard owners to monitor wine grapes. Back then we were using expensive and not very robust xBee radios and had poor… Read More
Leti LPWAN Test Results

Leti Boasts of LoRa, NB-IoT-Beating LPWA-CB Tests

CEA Tech research institute Leti has announced a new low-power wide-area (LPWA) standard, based on a novel approach to the physical layer called Turbo Frequency-Shift Keying (Turbo-FSK), which it claims outperforms both LoRa and NB-IoT implementations. “Leti’s Turbo-FSK receiver performs close to the Shannon limit, which is the maximum rate… Read More
On Semiconductor's IoT Development Kit

ON Semiconductor Launches IoT Development Kit

ON Semiconductor has announced the launch of the Internet of Things (IoT) Development Kit (IDK), a development board ecosystem designed to make prototyping and test as rapid as possible. “ON Semiconductor recognised early on that something needed to be done about the disjointed situation that exists between the hardware and… Read More