Mar 16: Low Power Wide Area Network for Battery Powered Things in the World of “Internet of Things”

Low Power Wide Area Network for Battery Powered Things in the World of “Internet of Things”
By Steven Jillings, Semtech

Wed Mar 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Pizza 6:30 pm, talk 7 pm

California Lutheran University, Swenson #101
141 Faculty Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

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By the year 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected things in the world to facilitate home automation, smart metering, smart cities transportation, asset tracking, and additional ways to make our life more efficient and safer.  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi work well for short distances between the connected devices. On an urban scale Low Power Wide Area Network enables long range communications between battery powered devices without depleting rapidly their energy supply.

Our speaker, Steven Jillings is playing an active role in the world of LPWAN based technology that is expected to be embedded in 40 percent of the total IoT Market by 2020.  Mr. Jillings will share an overview of LPWAN and its new emerging markets enabled by the LPWAN.   

Graduating from the University of Kent at Canterbury (England) with an honors degree in RF and Communications Engineering and with 30 years of RF design experience, Steven Jillings has been involved with the design and development of wireless and low-power radio solutions from the days of analogue LMR through both POCSAG, ERMES and FLEX paging architecture to Europe’s first GPRS mobile datacard. For the past 13 years he has been employed by Semtech in their RF Applications Group in both Switzerland and since 2006 in Camarillo where he is involved in developing and supporting low-power wireless solutions for the Americas.

 As a member of the 802.15 WG he was awarded Certificates of Appreciation from IEEE-SA for his contributions to the development of IEEE Standards 802.15.4g (Smart Metering Utility Networks), 802.15.4k (Low Energy Critical Infrastructure Monitoring Networks) and 802.15.4p (Rail Communications and Control)

 In his spare time, Steven is an avid follower of (Association) Football and a keen music blogger.