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Actility launches Ecosystem Partner Program

Actility has announced at Electronica that it is collaborating with Microchip to allow IoT device manufacturers to speed their time to market and ensure seamless integration with LoRaWAN operator networks globally.

Microchip has fully validated interoperability of the LoRaWAN network stack with the newly launched SAM R34 System-in-Package (SiP) family and qualified the hardware through Actility’s ThingPark Connected programme, ensuring that any vendor using the SiP can be sure that their device is fully interoperable with any of the 60 national or large scale LPWA IoT communication networks deployed across 5 continents by Actility customers and powered by the ThingPark Wireless platform.

ThingPark Connected is an interoperability test programme for hardware, devices and applications, covering multiple regions, LoRaWAN versions and device classes. It goes beyond simple standards compliance to ensure end to end performance on networks powered by ThingPark Wireless in realistic use conditions. We’re delighted that Microchip has taken advantage of the benefits of working with ThingPark Connected, delivering interoperability at a fundamental level in the overall stack and thus enabling a large vendor ecosystem using the SAM R34.

David Royet, Director of Ecosystem and Digital Services, Actility
"As the LoRa ecosystem expands rapidly across geographies, interoperability testing with networks is crucial to reduce risk and time to market. In addition to a certified reference design, LoRaWAN software stack and a complete development tool environment, the SAM R34’s proven interoperability on networks powered by ThinkPark Wireless significantly simplifies the development process, enabling products to get to market faster."
Clayton Pillion
Director of marketing, Microchip’s Wireless Solutions business unit

The SAM R34 is a highly integrated LoRa SiP family that combines an ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), sub-GHz RF LoRa transceiver and software stack in a 6 x 6 mm package. The devices provide the industry’s lowest power consumption in sleep modes, making the SAM R34 family ideal for long-range, low-power IoT applications. Developers will enjoy using Microchip’s fully-integrated development environment to write their application using Microchip’s LoRaWAN™ software stack.