LPWAN, LoRa, LoRaWAN and the Internet of Things

PART I — Understanding the LPWAN, LoRa and LoRaWAN technology

Prashant Ram
Aug 7, 2018 · 22 min read

What is LPWAN ?

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What is LoRa and LoRaWAN (and Symphony Link) ?

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LoRa and LoRaWAN

LoRa and LoRaWAN Network Topology

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LoRaWAN Security

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Regulatory considerations for LoRa using license free Frequency

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LoRa open frequency map

LoRaWAN Bandwidth considerations

Advantages and Disadvantages of LoRaWAN

Advantages of LoRaWAN

Disadvantages of LoRaWAN

Comparison of LoRa and LoRaWAN with competitors

LoRaWAN vs. Sigfox

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LoRaWAN vs. NBIoT

LoRaWAN vs. Zibgee

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Comparison of Zigbee Mesh Network Architecture vs. LoRaWAN star-on-star network architecture?

Is LoRa(WAN) better than its competitors?

LoRa and LoRaWAN Credibility

Is LoRa and LoRaWAN backed by any consortium or major company?

LoRa and LoRaWAN adoption trajectory in the IoT space?

LoRaWAN suitability studies for Indoor IoT Applications

Study 1 — Evaluation of LoRa LPWAN Technology for Indoor Remote Health and Wellbeing Monitoring

Study 2 — On the Use of LoRaWAN for Indoor Industrial IoT Applications

Study 3 — Understanding the Limits of LoRaWAN

Study 4 — A comparative study of LPWAN technologies for large-scale IoT deployment

LoRaWAN Use Cases

Use Case Challenges

PART II — LoRa and LoRaWAN Hardware

LoRa(WAN) sensors, modules, gateways and building blocks — and where to get them

LoRa Embedded Sensor (End Node)

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LoPy and LORA GPS Hat are the most common used LoRa Devices.
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Other LoRa Nodes

LoRaWAN Node Devices are defined into 3 Classes, in order to conserve battery life.

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LoRa Gateway

LoRaWAN certified products

LoRa Starter Kits

MultiConnect® ConduitTMIoT Starter Kit for LoRa®Technology

Symphony Link Development Kit

Dragino LoRa IoT Kit

LoRa IoT Starter Kit — with Waspmote

Wise-DK1510 LoRa Starter Kit

MOST-Link Starter Kits Starter Kits for LoRa® Technology

PART III — Reading the LoRaWAN Payload

The LoRaWAN Ecosystem

LoRIOT

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LORIOT software product offerings for LoRaWAN Networks

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Prashant Ram

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Technologist, Author, Speaker-with a passion for learning new things every day. Specializing in helping Startups and Enterprises move to the modern web!

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Prashant Ram

Written by

Technologist, Author, Speaker-with a passion for learning new things every day. Specializing in helping Startups and Enterprises move to the modern web!

Coinmonks

Coinmonks

Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

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