Author Archives: Carsten Gregersen

A Complete Guide to IoT Protocols & Standards In 2021

IoT protocols are an integral part of the IoT technology stack. Without IoT protocols and standards, hardware would be deemed useless. This is because IoT protocols enable hardware to exchange data. And, out of these transferred pieces of data, useful information can be extracted by the end-user.  IoT protocols and standards are often overlooked when […]

A Guide to Renesas WiFI Modules and MCUs for IoT

Renesas is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturing giant within the IoT industry. With operations in 20 countries, they’re one of the biggest producers of microcontrollers in the world. Moreover, Renesa MCUs/MPUs and WiFi modules are extremely user friendly. They’re designed to enable easy connection from an embedded system to cloud servers and RTOS platforms such as […]

How to Develop IoT Apps [An Expert Guide by an IoT Developer]

IoT mobile app development is now a required front end layer with almost all consumer IoT products. While a web-based UI will often be sufficient for industrial or enterprise-grade IoT devices, most manufacturers will have a hard time selling a consumer IoT device that can’t be controlled by the user’s smartphone. Therefore, figuring out how […]

A Guide to NXP IoT WiFi Modules, Dev Boards & Rapid Prototyping Kits

NXP is a semiconductor technology powerhouse that offers a wide variety of hardware for IoT, including microcontrollers and WiFi modules. These are used by both hobbyists and professional developers to prototype and build IoT devices. They provide a similar range of IoT hardware as competitors such as Texas Instruments and Microchip. In this article, we’ll […]

A Guide to Texas Instruments WiFi Modules and Development Boards for IoT

When it comes to WiFi modules and development boards for IoT projects, developers, manufacturers, and hobbyists have plenty to choose from. Texas Instruments (TI) has been one of the market leaders in WiFi solutions for embedded devices for more than a decade. Its product range of SimpleLink WiFi chips and MCUs offer a wide range […]

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 […]