Understanding the EU Cyber Resilience Act and What It Means for You

Lock representing EU Cyber Resilience Act for cybersecurity in IoT

IoT manufacturers in every region have a host of data privacy standards and laws to comply with, and now the EU is adding one more: the Cyber Resilience Act, or CRA. While the CRA has some aspects that are simply common sense and others that overlap with already existing standards, there are some aspects that […]

Guide to Azure RTOS ThreadX in IoT

As the world of IoT gets bigger and bigger, IoT devices are getting smaller and smaller in the form of smart wearables, miniature motion sensors, smart thermometers, and more. Unfortunately, building systems that are suitable for these smaller devices presents certain challenges for developers. Since IoT devices are generally small and rely on battery power, […]

Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

Raspberry Pi computer

In today’s interconnected world, ensuring the security of our homes and workplaces has become increasingly important. A Raspberry Pi security camera – a DIY smart security camera based on the versatile single-board computer Raspberry Pi – presents a cost-effective and customizable option. I also personally think it’s a great first project for IoT hobbyists who […]

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Pico Programming

Raspberry Pi Pico board

A Raspberry Pi Pico is a popular microcontroller (MCU) option for hobbyists and IoT professionals alike. It holds a special place in the IoT world because of its small physical size paired with relatively high processing power and low energy consumption. Add to that the huge mainstream adoption of its larger siblings (Raspberry Pi 1 […]

Which is Better for IoT: Azure RTOS or FreeRTOS?

Every time an IoT developer starts thinking about choosing an operating system for a new device, there are a myriad of options available to muddy the waters. Many are from well-known providers, like FreeRTOS from Amazon and Azure RTOS from Microsoft or Zephyr RTOS from Linux, and they each have a number of features that […]

A Complete Guide to Zephyr vs. FreeRTOS in IoT

The vast majority of IoT devices rely on some form of RTOS, of which Zephyr and FreeRTOS are just two of many options. But they are by no means created equal, and there are some significant differences in the way they operate in IoT.  Let’s begin by talking about what an RTOS is and how […]

A Guide to Zephyr RTOS in IoT

Every IoT device needs an operating system of some kind, and developers are well-versed in the challenges of getting the right OS for the right use case. After all, a smart watch can’t offer the same kind of processing power as a laptop. The Zephyr operating system is one of the many options IoT developers […]

GStreamer for RTSP live feeds on iOS and Android

P2P live video streaming

This post describes the challenges encountered and considerations done when having to implement new RTSP live video streaming apps for iOS and Android. And describes why we ended up using GStreamer and our experiences with that library. New Video Apps for Nabto Edge Needed! At Nabto we continually seek to improve our solutions and technology […]

ETSI EN 303 645: The Cybersecurity Standard for Consumer IoT Devices

With all the concern about data privacy and data safety today, IoT manufacturers have to up their game if they want to maintain consumer trust. Thankfully, the ETSI EN 303 645 cybersecurity standard for IoT devices ensures consumer data safety and gives manufacturers a way to prove their compliance. What exactly is this standard and […]

The Top Microcontroller Series for Your IoT Projects

Recently, we took an in-depth look at the major features of microcontrollers (MCUs), particularly for use in IoT projects—including why they matter and how to choose one. In this follow up, we’re going to take a look at specific MCU products that you can use. Most microcontrollers come in a “series,” so we’ll look at […]