About LPWA (LPWAN)

LPWA stands for Low-Power Wide Area wireless technology. LPWA wireless technology enables the IoT (Internet of Things) applications, which usually require lower power consumption and longer range coverage. Although the data transfer rates are comparatively slower than existing wireless communication technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile network, etc., LPWA technology is predicted to be widely used in the  IoT and M2M as it enables lower consumption of connected devices.

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Murata's LPWA solution that unleash your IoT business
LPWA (Low-Power Wide Area) wireless technology enables the IoT (Internet of Things) applications, which usually require lower power consumption and longer range coverage. The video introduces LPWA's key features, applications, and the advantages of Murata’s LPWA modules.

Murata Icon X What is LPWA?

LPWA can operate at much lower cost, with greater power efficiency. It can also support more devices over a larger coverage area with better bi-directionality.  Some LPWA technologies adopted the Sub-GHz bands to achieve the long range.

Market forecasted that the total number of IoT devices connected over LPWA network will reach 700 million by 2021. 11% of the  IoT connections in 2025 will be using LPWA connections, such as LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-NB1, etc. and the services market will reach USD 75 Billion.


Position of LPWA (Low Power Wide Area)


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Murata Icon X Key Features

LONG RANGE   LOW POWER CONSUMPTION   LOW DATA RATE
End-nodes can be up to 10km from Gateway   Long battery life > 10 years   Less than 5,000 bits per second. Light messages are sent several times daily


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Murata Icon X Applications

Social Infrastructures, Smart Houses, Agriculture, Environmental, Heathcare, Medical, Industrial, Logistics, Utilities (Water, Gas metering), Energy, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Positioning Tracking, Consumer Products, etc.


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Murata Icon X LPWAN Technologies Comparison Table

LoRa
Sigfox
LTE Cat M1
NB-IoT
Spectrum Unlicensed Licensed
Range > 10 km
Data Rate <10 Kb/s 100 b/s 1 Mb/s <62Kb/s
Output Power +20 dBm* +20 dBm* +23 dBm +23dBm
Battery Life >10 years
Power Consumption LOW HIGH MEDIUM
Cost (Deployment) LOW LOW HIGH MID
Availability Now Now Now 2018

* +20dBm for US only. +14dBm for EU/Asia

Murata LPWA modules

Murata LoRa module and Sigfox module are now available.

 

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Murata Icon X Murata's LPWA strategy

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