Author Archives: Ida Hübschmann

Low Latency In IoT – Why Is It Important? (And How to Achieve It)

A slow website is bad news, right? Not only can it be incredibly irritating, but it also has a huge impact on user experience. This is also true of IoT devices — especially with the number of new ones flooding the market. As a result, SMEs and large companies have to reevaluate and reconsider the […]

The 5 Best Practices For Cloud and IoT Security

The cloud has become an extremely popular place for developers to place IoT systems and devices. The strengths of the cloud lie in how easy it is to scale up and how straightforward it is for users. That being said, that doesn’t tell the whole story. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, […]

A Comparison of IoT Protocols for Developers

When developing an IoT product, choosing the right protocol for your project can be difficult. There’s a lot of choices out there, which can make selecting the most appropriate protocol for your project that much harder.   That’s why we’ve put together a comparison of IoT protocols. In this guide, we’ll go over the pros and […]

A Developers Guide to IoT Encryption Algorithms

Like all nascent technology, the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) over the last few years has presented a new set of security challenges. And given the small size and limited processing power of many IoT devices – encryption standards for the IoT can differ compared to many other device classes.  With this in […]

An Expert Guide to Actuators in IoT [2021]

Actuators in IoT are frequently lumped into the same category as IoT sensors, but while they interact closely with each other, they are separate components.  So, with this guide, we’re going to take a deep dive into the sometimes-overlooked actuator. We’re going to cover how they’re used in IoT, clear up the difference between them and […]

The Pros and Cons of Using MQTT Protocol in IoT

If you’re involved in the world of IoT, it’s likely you’ve already come across MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transmission). If not, let’s start off by defining what MQTT in IoT is. MQTT is used as a data connection IoT protocol. It features a publisher-subscriber messaging model and allows for simple data flow between different devices. […]

The Top 10 Sensor Types in IoT and their Applications

Sensors are now everywhere. Thanks to the smartphone revolution, a large range of sensors used in consumer electronics and also industrial applications have tumbled in price over the last decade. And with IoT’s ever-increasing presence in our day-to-day lives, they are now more prevalent than ever. That being said, what are the different types of […]

Should You Build Your Own IoT Platform or Buy?

For any enterprise or startup embarking on an IoT project, one of the most fundamental decisions you must make at the beginning of the journey is whether to build your own IoT platform or buy.  Most choose to buy a ready-to-deploy IoT platform rather than taking the DIY approach. However, while this is the obvious […]

3 Key Considerations to Make When Incorporating a Touchscreen to Your Embedded Device

These days, many embedded devices on the market come equipped with some sort of touchscreen display. How did we get here? Well, it’s safe to say that we owe a lot of gratitude to early smartphone designers for making touch displays as advanced as they are today. That being said, the wide array of different […]

A Guide to Microchip WiFi Modules and Development Boards for IoT

Microchip Technology Incorporation has a wide portfolio of IoT solutions, including the PIC and AVR series of development boards, as well as WiFi modules.  Microchip IoT development boards are designed to easily connect an embedded system to cloud servers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, etc. These boards provide learning development tools to prototype […]