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Semtech’s LR1120: An Industry First

Jari Haiston in Blogs on June 01, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.
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Integrating a LoRa® Edge transceiver, Semtech’s LR1120 is the industry’s first ultra-low power, highly integrated multi-technology geolocation, Cloud-ready solution. Based on Semtech’s LR1110, the LR1120 features enhanced connectivity with 2.4 GHz LoRa modulation. Optimal for geolocation applications, the LR1120 enables affordable and simplified asset management.

The LR1120 supports multi-band and long-range Frequency Hopping Spectrum (LR-FHSS) communication over sub-GHz, 2.4 GHz for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands, and licensed S-Band for satellites. Integrating a multi-constellation global navigation satellite (GNSS) scanner and passive Wi-Fi Access Point address scanner, the LR1120 complies with the physical layer requirements of LoRaWAN® standard specifications and provides flexibility to meet a wide range of applications.

Figure 1: LR1120 architecture

Source: Semtech

Develop with the LR1120

Available in three formats (LR1120DVK1TCKS, LR1120DVK1TBKS, & LR1120DVK1TGKS), LR1120 development kits include two types of RF modules for active and passive GNSS antennas. LR1120 development kits are composed of two LR1120 Mbed shields, an STM32L476RG Nucleo board, a GNSS active antenna with SMA connection, a GNSS passive patch antenna with SMA connection, a 2.4 GHz antenna with SMA connection, and a region-specific Sub-GHz antenna with SMA connection.

LR1120 Development Kit Features:

  • Based on Semtech’s LR1120
  • 4 PCB layers
  • TCXO 32 MHz reference clock
  • Region-specific availability (North America, Europe, and Asia)
  • 915MHz and 2.4GHz, 868MHz and 2.4GHz, 490MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands

LR1120 Development Kit Applications:

  • Multi regional asset location, recovery and traceability
  • Multi regional inventory management
  • Multi regional asset loss and theft prevention
  • Intercontinental logistics (LR1120DVK1TBKS)

Semtech, LoRa and the LoRa logo are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRa Basics, LoRa Cloud and LoRa Edge are trademarks of service marks, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates. 

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Jari Haiston in Blogs on June 01, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.

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