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Semiconductor Solutions for Smart Utilities

Utilities were among the earliest Internet of Things (IoT) adopters, with smart metering at the forefront of that growth, helping utility providers optimize energy distribution and giving customers actionable insights to improve energy efficiency. According to a report by ABI Research, the installed base of smart meters in 2018 totaled 700 million. By 2023, this number is expected to nearly double to 1.34 billion smart meters.

While utility meters have existed for years, sensors are what make them "smart" meters, enabling better meter management and data capture, analysis and transmission to the Cloud. Prevalent use cases include:

  • Automated metering
  • Electricity metering
  • Gas metering
  • Tank level monitoring
  • Transformer monitoring
  • Utility metering, monitoring and management
  • Water metering
  • Water flow and leakage monitoring

Semtech's LoRa® wireless radio frequency technology offers low power and long battery life, making it ideal technology for a wide variety of smart utilities applications relying on battery-powered sensors. Devices featuring LoRa ICs use unlicensed spectrum and can connect readily over indoor or outdoor public, private or hybrid LoRaWAN® networks. Networks are complementary to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular.

Semtech’s LoRa ICs, complemented by our electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and surge protection products, provides unique features that enable cost-optimized, scalable metering solutions for utility companies and enterprises to automate water, gas and electricity metering processes.

Discover our semiconductor solutions for your smart utility sensors and equipment.

Getting Started: IoT Smart Metering Sensors

Energy efficiency and better resource management are public goods we can all benefit from. Smart meters featuring LoRa help to drive these efficiencies for a more sustainable world.  

To get started, see our Build vs. Buy: What’s Your Hardware Approach? 

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其他资源

Not ready to design your own smart utilities solution? Discover LoRa development boards and commercially available module and sensor options through our ecosystem:


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