Author Archives: Carsten Gregersen

A Complete Guide to Microcontrollers for IoT

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart objects, their computational ability is usually driven by microcontrollers or MCUs. These are essentially scaled-down computers that operate smart devices by providing processing power, memory, and input/output peripherals. In this article, we provide a complete guide to microcontrollers for IoT, including: What is a […]

RTOS v. OS – Advantages and Disadvantages

When developing a device or system, one of the earliest and most crucial decisions you need to make is deciding what type of operating system it’s going to run off. Linux is often the default OS of choice for many devices and projects, from Android smartphones and smart TVs to game consoles and automobiles. However, […]

IoT RTOS Comparison: Azure v. AWS v. IBM v. Google

When it comes to choosing the right RTOS for your IoT solution, it can be hard to know where to start. All RTOSs deliver deterministic, hard real-time responses to external events and, therefore, process a limited number of predetermined tasks much faster than a normal OS. This makes them perfect for running multiple IoT devices, […]

How To Choose The Best RTOS for IoT Devices

If you’re developing an IoT device, then you need to carefully consider the operating system that you want to use. IoT devices all share common constraints that need to be factored in by an IoT OS, including power, memory, and processing speed. These device constraints mean that the natural go-to OS choice for many developers, […]

A developer-friendly IoT solution

A P2P-based IoT solution for your devices is, in general, simpler to develop and manage than the traditional server-based solution. Read along to get the answer of how a direct connection is established, and which communication patterns are supported to enable a high-performing, developer-friendly IoT solution. The design of a P2P-based IoT solution vs. a […]

How to P2P remote control Modbus-based devices

Image of set up of the integration with Modbus

You can say a lot about Modbus, like “old and primitive” but it’s definitely also a protocol that is very widely used and common in many products today. However, it is worth remembering that primitive is sometimes good, especially when you are interfacing systems. The modbus slave (blue box) is a Digital/Analog converter that can […]

Avoid the chaos of GDPR in the realm of IoT

Interpretation of GDPR in IoT devices - Man holding Ipad

Faced with stricter regulations on data processing under the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and a growing demand for IoT-functionality within the field of consumer devices, companies now have an important decision to make when it comes to choosing the correct IoT platform. In this blog post, we’ll boil it down to just one […]

IoT trends to look out for in 2019

Hand shows the numbers 2019 emerging from the network connections.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an exponential rate and being embraced by companies in every sector. Increasingly, IoT technology is providing practical solutions and operational enhancements in both industry and commerce. Gartner predicts that the amount of IoT connected devices will jump from 8 to 20 billion between 2018 and 2020. Here […]

How to Secure P2P Remote Control of ESP32 with Nabto

The ESP32 is a powerful WiFi module from the creators of the successful ESP8266 low-cost WiFi module, Espressif. The creators has released the ESP-IDF (Iot Development Framework) which is a FreeRTOS based core for the module that you can plug your own code and modules into. The ESP32 module is a dual protocol hybrid with […]