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June 02, 2014

Semtech Corporation Earns Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for SX1272 Development Kit

Semtech Corporation, a primary supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, recently achieved Wi-SUN Alliance certification for the SX1272 development kit.

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies that work together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless utility products based on the open global standard, IEEE (News - Alert) 802.15.4g.

Officials said that the Semtech SX1272 development kit, comprising the SX1272 multi standard, low-power, long range transceiver, successfully passed Wi-SUN Certification for physical layer profile based upon test specifications of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

The development kit also cleared PHY interoperability tests based upon products from multiple vendors.

Furthermore, the company’s commitment to interoperable energy management and smart-utility network applications helped it receive the certification.

“We are delighted to receive this certification from Wi-SUN,” said Alain Dantec, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless, Sensing and Timing Product Group at Semtech, in a press statement. “With this certification, Semtech extends its position as the high performance, long-range transceiver leader enabling customers to focus on building next-generation smart metering solutions.”

Automated meter reading equipment vendors, module makers and machine-to-machine customers, by selecting the SX1272 will be able to benefit from a long-range, low power transceiver to be used as the foundation to enable a fully compliant EchoNet lite solution.

Wi-SUN profiles enable interoperable, reliable and scalable low power networks for smart utility networks. Semtech is a contributor member of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

The SX127x series of low-power, long range transceivers from Semtech are in full production and currently available from Semtech distribution network on a global basis, said the officials.

Earlier in March, TMCnet reported that Semtech Corporation announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ammann succeeds Randall H. Holliday, who has announced his retirement.


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