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What is LoRa?

LoRa® is a spread spectrum technology developed by Semtech Corporation to enable long range bi-directional communications.

It can be used in two main formats, both of which confer the advantage of the long range (up to 15 km)

  • Point to point (device to device or device to gateway) communicationAlliance-horiz-member
  • Wide Area Network (WAN), referred to as LoRaWAN.

AMIHO is a member of the LoRa Alliance.

The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association. Its members  are collaborating to make the IoT a reality. The Alliance aims to drive the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN™, as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.

How LoRa technology differs from NB-IoT? Please view a thorough comparison of these technologies in ‘LoRa vs NB-IoT’

Advantages of LoRa

Semtech Smart Radio

AMIHO’s LoRa Products are based on Semtech’s LoRa SX127X Product Family of Smart Radio, providing ultra-long-range spread spectrum communication.

The radio technology is now being licensed to other vendors, that can also be supported by AMIHO.

Ultra-Long Range

LoRa has been specifically designed to make long range communication possible. LoRa enabled products can achieve a transmission range of up to 15km.

Extended Battery Life

The LoRa modulation scheme achieves long range without high transmission power, making it ideal for battery powered application and extending longevity for potentially several years.

Improved Sensitivity

LoRa products have an improved receiver sensitivity, allowing them to receive a signal below the noise floor. This is enabled by a spread spectrum technique and the modulation scheme’s higher tolerance to frequency misalignment.

Point to Point and Star Topology networks

LoRa is a suitable underlying physical layer for either Point-to-Point or Star Topology networks consisting of one central node and multiple end nodes.

Because of the long range capability, LoRaWAN networks need very few masts to cover a whole city. This makes the use of LoRa a very cost effective method to set up a network and is one of the reasons it is becoming very popular for Smart City programmes.

Thousands of Devices per Gateway

LoRa technology enables high capacity networks. A single Semtech SX1301 with 8 channels can handle up to 62,500 end devices.

AMIHO’s LoRa Products


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169 MHz

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169 MHz

868 MHz



868 MHz


LoRa® is a registered trademark of Semtech Corporation.