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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]