Software Stack Complexity

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In the last week’s episode of the IoT podcast Stacey mentioned the Semtech acquisition of Sierra Wireless and how that may help bringing up the popularity of LoRaWAN networks. Supposedly the Semtech’s LoRa software is difficult to use and - surprisingly or not - this is considered the main friction in adoption of LoRaWAN. Interesting, especially as this is probably the first time I have explicitly heard the software stack is the key component of a wireless network. So the common wisdom is changing and people start seeing the importance of a good stack implementation. It is high time for that discovery, as this really is how this world works. Chips are commodity today. Chip companies do not historically understand software. This software has grown in complexity by orders of magnitude. And it is this software which defines the product.

Simplicity in software stacks is important!