A Comprehensive Guide to Industrial IoT Boards

Industrial IoT board

When it comes to the industrial sector, the Internet of Things looks very different from how it appears in the consumer world of smart homes or smart offices. The smart sensors that track temperatures on machines in a manufacturing plant are different from the ones in your smartwatch that monitor your heart rate, and they […]

Our Picks for the Five Best Microcontrollers for Industrial Applications

Industrial microcontroller for IoT

When we think of the Internet of Things (IoT), our imaginations are often limited to consumer applications: smart homes, smart transportation, smart offices, etc. However, these account for just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to IoT. Just beneath the surface lies a sprawling world of industrial IoT and industrial microcontrollers (MCUs). But just […]

Guide to Embedded Development Boards

Embedded System Board

The world of IoT has exploded over the past few years, with the number of connected devices worldwide surpassing 15 billion this year. Embedded system boards are the backbone of these electronic devices, providing the computing power, connectivity, and functionality required for, say, a smart thermometer or a smart security system.  In other words, these […]

A Complete Guide to Development Boards

IoT development board

IoT developers know how important it is to find not just what works, but what works best for a particular IoT use case. After all, a smart proximity sensor in an IoT security system is very different from a smart watch you might use to monitor your health, take calls, send messages, and more. The […]

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 […]