Semiconductor manufacturer Semtech has partnered with Japan’s Nissin Systems to develop a RF platform for smart meter infrastructure as well as other industrial applications. Semtech will provide its SX1276 RF transceiver with LoRa technology combined with a Kinetis microcontroller provided by US embedded solutions company, Freestyle.

According to MarketWatch, the three components including Semtech RF, Freestyle microcontroller and Nissin’s ‘software stack’ will enable users of the platform to reduce advanced metering infrastructure costs and improve quality of service.

The new platform is Wi-Sun approved. ‘For the first time, a Wi-SUN ready platform, including RF transceiver, MCU and software stack is made available to industrial customers building Japan’s metering infrastructure’ says Marc Pegulu of Semtech.

Toshiaki Ishikura, of Nissin Systems said, ‘This project is a very attractive solution to the customer of IoT markets, including HEMS of Japan. Our platform would contribute to dramatically faster time to market for a customer’s product development.’