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Semtech and Enable Smart Ranching with LoRa Technology

CAMARILLO – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that, a Russian smart technology innovator and member of the LoRa Alliance™, has created an Internet of Things (IoT) cattle monitoring solution leveraging Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). The LoRa-enabled GPS tracker and biometric sensor monitor the animals’ vitals and whether animals have strayed from their designated areas.

“IoT solutions built on LoRa Technology represent an important emerging trend in ranching and smart agriculture,” said Alexander Trubitsin, Head of Development at “Up-to-the-minute communication from sensors give ranchers the capability to monitor their livestock much more closely and act faster in the event of an abnormality – either in a cow’s health or its location.”

The LoRa-based device is tagged on a cow’s ear and wirelessly transmits real-time data on the cow’s location, reducing the chances of wandering or theft. Additionally, the tag monitors animal motion, letting the rancher know if the animal is over or underactive, as well as observes the animal’s body temperature and detects estrus. Applications continuously scan the data, and notify ranchers immediately in the event of an abnormality.

“Smart agriculture solutions are benefitting from LoRa Technology which is a proven IoT choice for ranchers around the world,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “’s LoRa-based solutions are scalable based on the needs and size of the ranch. The smart solutions enabled through the technology allow the rancher to better predict and prevent cow disease, creating a healthier and more productive ranch.”

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

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