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Getting Started in LoRaWAN – Hands-On

November 27, 2017, to December 01, 2017
Continuing Education Center

Charles J. Lord

Charles J. Lord, PE is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 40 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last... More

LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated things in a regional, national or global network. It promises to combine the long battery life of 802.15.4 networks with the wide area advantages of cellular. But what is this technology and how does it work? More important, how can we design and develop products to use this new technology – particularly if we do not have a local LoRaWAN provider? Join us this week as we look at the elements of LoRa and LoRaWAN, the advantages (and disadvantages) of this protocol, and the tools we need to develop IoT solutions that use LoRa. We will also look at how we can build our own LoRaWAN gateway using an inexpensive kit for both development and for deployment where a local LoRa provider doesn’t exist.

November 27 – Day 1 – An Overview of Low-Power IoT Technologies

The Internet of Things, with its billions of nodes, will often require a significant number of these nodes to be able to operate over battery power, perhaps for years between changes. The quest for a low-power technology to enable this has produced a number of interesting solutions. In our lead-off...
November 27, 2017 - 2:00pm EST
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