Websocket vs. MQTT vs. CoAP: Which is the Best Protocol?

Choosing the most appropriate IoT protocol for your project can be difficult. There’s so much choice out there, and each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses.  We’re here to help you choose the right IoT protocol for your stack by analyzing three of the biggest protocols available to developers:  Websocket MQTT CoAP We’ll […]

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. […]

A Complete Guide to IoT Protocols & Standards In 2021

IoT protocols are an integral part of the IoT technology stack. Without IoT protocols and standards, hardware would be deemed useless. This is because IoT protocols enable hardware to exchange data. And, out of these transferred pieces of data, useful information can be extracted by the end-user.  IoT protocols and standards are often overlooked when […]

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 […]

A Guide to Renesas WiFI Modules and MCUs for IoT

Renesas is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturing giant within the IoT industry. With operations in 20 countries, they’re one of the biggest producers of microcontrollers in the world. Moreover, Renesa MCUs/MPUs and WiFi modules are extremely user friendly. They’re designed to enable easy connection from an embedded system to cloud servers and RTOS platforms such as […]

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 […]

How to Develop IoT Apps [An Expert Guide by an IoT Developer]

IoT mobile app development is now a required front end layer with almost all consumer IoT products. While a web-based UI will often be sufficient for industrial or enterprise-grade IoT devices, most manufacturers will have a hard time selling a consumer IoT device that can’t be controlled by the user’s smartphone. Therefore, figuring out how […]