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All three LPWAN technologies hit lower power consumption targets

A trio of announcements were made in the LPWAN (low power wide area network) industry last week, as it chases new lows in power consumption. The first came from Semtech, the owner of the LoRa  technology, which announced what it said was the first disposable LoRa-enabled nanotag. The reference design is aimed at applications that require long range connectivity, and uses an “ultra-thin printed battery” that should enable it to be easily integrated into packaging designs, or simply fixed to an object. The target industries include logistics, shipping, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and asset tracking, as well as general purpose compliance. Semtech says it will be available in 2018, and is undergoing trials with LoRa Alliance members. It can be built using…

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