Microchip introduced the industry’s first complete LoRa technology evaluation kits. The new kits provide customers with all required components to create a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) in Europe (DV164140-1 for the 868 MHz band) or North America (DV164140-2 for the 915 MHz band). Each kit includes two Motes (LoRaWAN sensors) based on Microchip’s RN2483 or RN2903 LoRa modules, a LoRaWAN gateway and a local LoRaWAN server application–everything everything needed for a developer to create a LoRaWAN network right at their desk. Each kit can serve as a building block for development of a long-range LoRa network where designers can expect up to 10 miles of range and 10 years of battery life using two AAA batteries. LoRa technology utilizes spread spectrum modulation which delivers excellent data robustness in a noisy environment and works through physical obstructions. Because the two Motes are European R&TTE Directive Assessed (DV164140-1) or FCC Certified (DV164140-2), time to market can be significantly reduced through simplification of standards and government regulatory certification.