LoRaWAN Firmware Update Over-The-Air (FUOTA)

  • Julien Catalano Principal Architect – Head of Standards at Kerlink, France; LoRa Alliance Technical Committee FUOTA Working Group Chair, Fremont, CA, United States
Keywords: Firmware update, OTA, multicast, fragmentation, forward error correction, clock synchronization, firmware management

Abstract

Firmware Update is a key feature for IoT, especially for LPWA end-devices with 10+ years of lifetime. LoRaWAN Firmware Update Over-The-Air is a set of application layer specifications, including Multicast Setup, Fragmentation, Clock Synchronization, Firmware Management as well as Multi-Package Access, enabling the delivery and management services of firmware updates to several end-devices.

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Author Biography

Julien Catalano , Principal Architect – Head of Standards at Kerlink, France; LoRa Alliance Technical Committee FUOTA Working Group Chair, Fremont, CA, United States

Julien Catalano is Principal Architect and Head of Standards working at Kerlink in France since 2013. Julien also acts as chair of the Technical Committee FUOTA Working Group at the LoRa Alliance since 2017.

He holds a master’s degree from the École Centrale de Marseille and started his career as a research engineer for Philips Research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Julien has more than 15 years of experience in the Internet of Things industry, tackling embedded software development, system architecture and strategic partnership in research, industrial companies and start-ups. He is a strong believer in open standards, building them in several organizations. This sparked his recognition by the LoRa Alliance with the Working Group Leadership Award in 2019.

References

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, FUOTA Process Summary Technical Recommendation TR002, Jan. 2019.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, LoRaWAN Application Layer Clock Synchronization Specification v1.0.0 TS003-1.0.0, Sep. 2018.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, LoRaWAN Fragmented Data Block Transport Specification v1.0.0 TS004-1.0.0, Sep. 2018.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, LoRaWAN Remote Multicast Setup Specification v1.0.0 TS005-1.0.0, Sep. 2018.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, LoRaWAN Firmware Management Protocol Specification v1.0.0 TS006-1.0.0, to be released.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, LoRaWAN Multi Package Access Specification v1.0.0 TS007-1.0.0, to be released.

FUOTA Working Group of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, Application Layer Package Design Guidelines Technical Recommendation TR003, to be released.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Software Update of Internet of Things (SUIT) working group, work in progress.

Published
2021-04-30
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