Semiconductor Solutions for Smart Homes & IoT Home Automation

From smart kitchen appliances to voice assistant-enabled lighting, more everyday devices can connect to the Cloud. Sensors are integral to enabling smart homes to collect and analyze real-time data that can be used to improve home energy efficiency and sustainability, and enhance resident security, comfort and safety. 

Semtech's LoRa® wireless radio frequency technology offers an ideal platform for Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled smart homes due to its low power, deep indoor coverage capabilities, and long battery life. Devices featuring LoRa ICs operate seamlessly over public, private or hybrid networks using unlicensed spectrum, such as LoRaWAN®, and deliver efficient, flexible and cost-effective connectivity both indoors and outdoors. Networks are complementary to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Cellular.

Semtech’s portfolio also includes electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection solutions, touchscreen controllers and isolated power systems to automate climate, lighting, security and more in IoT-connected smart homes.

Discover our semiconductor solutions for your smart home and IoT home automation sensors and equipment.

Getting Started: IoT Smart Home Sensors

 Smart home devices featuing LoRa ICs and connected home automation offer many benefits, such as savings, convenience and safety. Prevalent smart home sensor use cases include:

  • Access control
  • Climate control
  • Electrical usage
  • Fire detection
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  • Smart meters
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart lighting
  • Signal conditioning in airflow, CO2 and CO sensors
  • Security and intruder
  • Water leak detection

To see which approach makes sense for you, visit our Build vs. Buy: What’s Your Hardware Approach?

Use the simplified block diagram below to determine what types of information you want to capture in your home automation sensors. Then use the product links to learn about available LoRa and circuit protection options.

Battery SupplyOutput DeviceActuatorIndicatorAlarmSensingMCUThermalCO2LightMotionEtc. LoRaTransceiver CircuitProtection

Other Resources

No time to design your own smart home sensors? Check out off-the-shelf LoRa development boards and commercially available module and sensor options through our ecosystem:

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