Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN - Amazon IoT Core
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Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed LoRaWAN network server (LNS) that provides gateway management using the Configuration and Update Server (CUPS) and Firmware Updates Over-The-Air (FUOTA) capabilities. You can replace your private LNS with Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN and connect your Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) devices and gateways to Amazon IoT Core. By doing so, you'll reduce the maintenance, operational costs, setup time, and overhead costs.

Note

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN supports only the IPv4 address format. It doesn't support the IPv6 or the dual stack configuration (IPv4 and IPv6). For more information, see Amazon Web Services that support IPv6.

Introduction

LoRaWAN devices are long-range, low-power, battery-operated devices that use the LoRaWAN protocol to operate in a license-free radio spectrum. LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communication protocol that is built on LoRa. LoRa is the physical layer protocol that enables low power, wide-area communication between devices.

You can onboard your LoRaWAN devices the same way you would onboard other IoT devices to Amazon IoT. To connect your LoRaWAN devices to Amazon IoT, you must use a LoRaWAN gateway. The gateway acts as a bridge to connect your device to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN and to exchange messages. Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN uses the Amazon IoT rules engine to route the messages from your LoRaWAN devices to other Amazon IoT services.

To reduce development effort and quickly onboard your devices to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN, we recommend that you use LoRaWAN-certified end devices. For more information, see the Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN product overview page. For information about getting your devices LoRaWAN certified, see Certifying LoRaWAN products.

How to use Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN

You can quickly onboard your LoRaWAN devices and gateways to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN by using the console or the Amazon IoT Wireless API.

Using the console

To onboard your LoRaWAN devices and gateways by using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and navigate to the Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN page in the Amazon IoT console. You can then use the Intro section to add your gateways and devices to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN. For more information, see Using the console to onboard your device and gateway to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN.

Using the API or CLI

You can onboard both LoRaWAN and Sidewalk devices by using the Amazon IoT Wireless API. The Amazon IoT Wireless API that Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN is built on is supported by the Amazon SDK. For more information, see Amazon SDKs and Toolkits.

You can use the Amazon CLI to run commands for onboarding and managing your LoRaWAN gateways and devices. For more information, see Amazon IoT Wireless CLI reference.

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN Regions and endpoints

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN provides support for control plane and data plane API endpoints that are specific to your Amazon Web Services Region. The data plane API endpoints are specific to your Amazon Web Services account and Amazon Web Services Region. For more information about the Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN endpoints, see Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN Endpoints in the Amazon General Reference.

For more secure communication between your devices and Amazon IoT, you can connect your devices to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN through Amazon PrivateLink in your virtual private cloud (VPC), instead of connecting over the public internet. For more information, see Connecting to Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN through a VPC interface endpoint.

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN has quotas that apply to device data that is transmitted between the devices and the maximum TPS for the Amazon IoT Wireless API operations. For more information, see Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN quotas in the Amazon General Reference.

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN pricing

When you sign up for Amazon, you can get started with Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN for no charge by using the Amazon Free Tier.

For more information about general product overview and pricing, see Amazon IoT Core pricing.