Training Course

Understanding IoT, LoRa and LoRaWAN in Depth

  • 8102
  • £1,695 +VAT
  • 2 days
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Why this LoRaWAN course?

On completing this in-depth and authoritative LoRaWAN course, attendees will understand the fundamentals of wireless and Radio Frequency systems, LoRa, LoRaWAN and LoRaWAN IoT solutions in depth. Live online interactive courses and on-site training are available.

Who should attend this LoRaWAN course

  • Everyone wanting to understand LoRaWAN technology and LoRaWAN IoT solutions development.
  • People wanting to evaluate LoRa and LoRaWAN against alternative technologies, including other LoRa-based systems, Symphony Link, 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow, Sigfox, Wi-SUN FAN, LTE-M, LTE Cat-M, Narrowband-IoT / NB-IoT / LTE-M2, LTE Cat-NB, Ingenu RPMA, Weightless and DASH7.
  • People evaluating or purchasing LoRaWAN products and LoRaWAN network services.
  • Technicians and engineers responsible for Planning, Designing, Implementing or Supporting LoRaWAN networks.

On-demand LoRa and LoRaWAN self-paced courses are now available – contact us for details.

LoRaWAN Course Pre-requisites

Attendees should have some experience or knowledge in wireless or telecommunications before attending the course.

Pre-learning is available – ask for details.

LoRaWAN Certification

Testing and Certification by the Wireless Certification Commission are available for people taking this LoRaWAN training course.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this LoRaWAN training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

LoRaWAN Training Course Content

Overview of the Internet of Things

IoT applications and services
Enabling technologies
IoT architecture and components
Resource management
Data management and analytics
IoT communications and protocols
IoT platforms

Understanding Wireless and RF technologies

What is radio communication?
Understanding Radio Waves
Radio Frequencies
Understanding Bandwidth
Understanding Ranges of transmission
Understanding RF Power
dBm, dB
Understanding Antenna gain
Understanding Receiver Sensitivity
Understanding Link Budget Calculations
The importance of Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
Maintaining reliable communications

LoRa and LoRaWAN

  • Introduction to IoT and LPWAN
  • LoRa versus LoRaWAN
  • Existing LoRa and LoRaWAN networks
  • LoRaWAN Network Architecture
  • Range and data rates
  • LoRaWAN protocol stack
  • Operating LoRa in Europe, USA and other regions

Understanding LoRa Radio Communications

  • Understanding Radio Frequency communications
  • Radio signal propagation
  • Ranges of transmission
  • LoRa Link Budget
  • LoRa at 443 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz

LoRa Physical layer

  • Bandwidths for LoRa
  • Review of modulation types
  • Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS)
  • LoRa modulation and parameters
  • LoRa Spreading Factor
  • Chirps, Symbols, Code Rate, Bit rates
  • LoRa Physical frame
  • Low data rate optimisation
  • Adaptive Data Rate (ADR)
  • LoRa channel parameters
  • LoRa duty cycles

Evaluating LoRa performance

  • Range, coverage
  • Data rates, reliability
  • Channel load and network capacity
  • Power and Duty Cycle limitations
  • Effects of changing LoRa bandwidths, Spreading Factor, Power, Coding Rate

Understanding LoRaWAN

  • LoRaWAN architecture and specifications
  • LoRaWAN devices, chipsets and products
  • Class A, B, C operation
  • Device power consumption
  • LoRaWAN protocols, structures and commands

LoRaWAN Security

  • Device registration
  • Over-The-Air Activation (OTAA)
  • Activation By Personalisation (ABP)
  • Firmware Updates Over-the-Air (FUOTA)
  • How to improve LoRaWAN security

Evaluating LoRaWAN networks

  • LoRa network coverage
  • Commercial and Private LoRaWAN networks
  • The Things Network (TTN) services and restrictions
  • LoRaWAN parameters
  • Duty cycle / Time on Air (ToA)
  • LoRa P2P mode: direct communication between nodes
  • When is LoRaWAN recommended?
  • When should other technologies be considered?
  • LoRa and LoRaWAN Certifications

Planning and Designing LoRaWAN networks

  • Planning for Coverage
  • Capacity Planning
  • Design tools for LoRa and LoRaWAN
  • Evaluating CAPEX and OPEX

Alternative Technologies

  • Competing LPWAN technologies
  • Other LoRa-based systems
  • Symphony Link
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow
  • Sigfox
  • Wi-SUN FAN
  • LTE-M, LTE Cat-M
  • Narrowband-IoT / NB-IoT / LTE-M2
  • LTE Cat-NB
  • Ingenu RPMA
  • Weightless
  • DASH7

Latest Developments

  • Latest developments with LoRa and LoRaWAN
  • Trials, successes and failures
  • Areas for development and improvement
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