Actility, the leading low-power wide-area network solutions provider, is working with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, to accelerate the development and roll-out of LoRaWAN devices around the world.
Actility is launching a complete set of developer tools, security and device-management solutions for LoRaWAN deployment, leveraging ST’s industry-leading STM32 family of Arm® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers. The tools will allow and encourage manufacturers to deploy IoT devices at scale.
Together, ST and Actility are supporting device developers with the leading LoRaWAN-enabled STM32-microcontroller development boards from ST, and the Actility ThingPark partner portal. The ThingPark platform, combined with any LoRaWAN Gateway, allows developers to benefit from self-testing tools for the main LoRaWAN regional profiles including US915 for the Americas, EU868 for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and AS923 for Asia.
Security is widely recognized as a major concern for IoT roll-out. The ST/Actility Secure Manufacturing solution simplifies a secure pre-commissioning of devices on a manufacturing line, and streamlines the authentication and activation of authorized devices across LoRaWAN networks.
Battery lifetime of LoRaWAN devices is a critical factor, lasting as long as 15 years in the field. With ST, Actility is bringing a unique multicast, globally-available FOTA (Firmware update Over the Air) solution, that allows manufacturers and OEMs to efficiently update their device firmware in the field. Using ThingPark Reliable Multicast Server, which supports both LoRaWAN Class B and C for optimized FOTA campaigns, smart meters and other IoT sensors to be updated throughout their lifetime, staying within the low power consumption requirements of LoRaWAN devices.
Actility will demonstrate how it is helping to speed LoRaWAN adoption with ST at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26-March 1, Hall 8.0 Stand 8.0C3, and at Embedded World in Nuremberg, February 27-March 1, Hall 4A, booth 138-238.