Author Archives: Ida Hübschmann

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, a lot of 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 […]

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 and others. These boards provide learning development tools to […]

Is the ESP8266 WiFi Module the Right Choice for You?

The ESP8266 WiFi module is a popular choice for IoT projects, as it provides WiFi connectivity to embedded devices. However, in order to decide whether or not the ESP8266 module is the right choice for your project, you need to understand the module’s features and common application scenarios, which I’ll discuss in this article. What […]

How to Choose the Best IoT WiFi Module

The number of devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) is growing exponentially each year. This is being driven by multiple factors, including the ubiquity of WiFi in consumer homes and workplaces, the falling prices of WiFi connectivity, and consumers expecting more and more of their devices to be controllable using apps. Fundamental to […]

ESP32 for IoT: A Complete Guide

When it comes to iot, the ESP32 is a chip that packs a powerful punch. The ESP32 is a follow-up to the ESP8266. This low-cost, low-power system on a chip (SoC) series was created by Espressif Systems. Based on its value for money, small size and relatively low power consumption, it is well suited to […]

ESP8266 for IoT: A Complete Guide

The ESP8266 is a system on a chip (SOC) Wi-Fi microchip for Internet of Things (IoT) applications produced by Espressif Systems. Given its low cost, small size and adaptability with embedded devices, the ESP8266 is now used extensively across IoT devices. Although it’s now been succeeded by the newer generation ESP32 microcontroller chip, the ESP8266 […]

Protect your customers’ privacy with direct connectivity

You’ve probably heard of several cases involving digital privacy issues such as customer data leaking, GDPR breaches, or general lack of cybersecurity. This only stresses the importance of considering the level of privacy in an IoT solution – not only to increase end-user confidence and willingness to invest in an IoT-enabled device, but also to […]

Low latency in IoT – why is it important?

A slow website is bad news, right? Not only can it be incredibly irritating, it actually has a huge impact on the user experience. The same thing is applied in many Internet of Things (IoT) devices – a market that is rapidly growing week by week. This means that is now more important than ever […]

AWS Secure Tunneling vs Azure Device Stream vs Nabto IoT Platform

Image of a person holding a phone that uses secure tunneling to collect data from iot devices

In recent months both Amazon and Microsoft have launched new IoT solutions to create more secure tunneling between the end-user and the IoT device. The two solutions, the AWS IoT Device Management and the Azure IoT Device Stream have a lot in common, but compared to the Nabto IoT platform they still lack some important […]