Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and DTDS Technology (DTDS), a distribution company in the field of electronic components and design value-added services, announced the development of a new module operating on the LoRaWAN protocol.

DTDS’s “622 Module” empowers an integrated Renesas MCU to give an advanced network coverage and strength in the automotive and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The module deploys long-range connectivity and low operating power, thus simplifying IoT products’ development process without compromising performance.

“Renesas’ RL78 MCU represents a leading choice for sensor applications that requires very low power consumption in both active and deep sleep mode,” said Sunil Dhar, President of Renesas Electronics Singapore. “We believe that with its new 622 Module, DTDS has created an effective product to simplify and accelerate the development of new and innovative IoT products, and increase accessibility to low power wide area network (LPWAN) applications worldwide.”

“By integrating Semtech’s proven LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol, DTDS aims to provide customers with the means to create new, flexible and easy-to-use IoT applications with superior long-range and low power capabilities,” said Jeffrey Tan, Chairman at DTDS. “Previously, those who wanted to build successful wireless applications would need access to experienced RF engineers. The goal of the 622 Module is to take the burden off designers by simplifying device creation, allowing them to focus on bringing high-quality wireless products to market quickly.”

The newly launched DTDS’s 622 Module is LoRaWAN-compliant that holds both class A and Class C of the protocol specification. It even includes an embedded Renesas RL78/G13 microcontroller providing leading low power consumption (66μA/MHz) and performance at 43.2 DMIPS (32 MHz) for smart utility, smart agriculture, smart lighting, smart home, and smart transportation applications. It is preferable for long-range sensor-based interfaces along with an external host MCU over AT commands and supports operation bands of 923 MHz, 915 MHz, and 868 MHz.

The DTDS 622 module simplifies the development process while allowing the deployment and rapid expansion of massive, scalable LPWANs. Applications built on the 622 Module can deploy in harsh radio environments and provide many key IoT benefits, such as remote firmware updates and the flexibility to join various LoRaWAN networks depending on deployment needs LoRaWAN connectivity.

“Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol empower customers to develop secure, next-generation and innovative IoT applications by providing them with an accessible and easy-to-use device,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The module allows developers as well as enterprises to efficiently develop their applications and bring them to market, shortening the design and sales cycles and reducing associated cost.”

Key features:

  • Best performance in operating voltage (VCC) range: 1.8 V to 3.7 V
  • Best performance in receiver sensitivity performance: -137dBm @ SF12 BW=125KHz
  • Lowest in transmission current: 122mA @ 22dBm
  • Low power consumption to enhance battery life ( and gt;10 years)
  • UFL connector for design flexibility
  • Evaluation board with industry-standard pMOD interface and two antenna connector interfaces (SMA, UFL) for development purposes