LoRa is a wireless technology that offers long range, low power and secure data transmission for M2M and IoT applications.


LoRa is based on chirp spread spectrum modulation, which has low power characteristics like FSK modulation but can be used for long range communications.


LoRa can be used to connect sensors, gateways, machines, devices, animals, people etc. wirelessly to the cloud.

That’s because LoRa can refer to more than one thing:

  • Technically, it is a radio modulation scheme — a way of manipulating a radio wave to encode information using a chirped, multi-symbol format.

  • LoRa also refers to the systems that support the modulation, including LoRa chips and gateways.

  • Sometimes it refers to the LoRa communication network for IoT applications.