A Guide to NXP IoT WiFi Modules, Dev Boards & Rapid Prototyping Kits

NXP is a semiconductor technology powerhouse that offers a wide variety of hardware for IoT, including microcontrollers and WiFi modules. These are used by both hobbyists and professional developers to prototype and build IoT devices. They provide a similar range of IoT hardware as competitors such as Texas Instruments and Microchip. In this article, we’ll […]

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, etc. These boards provide learning development tools to prototype […]

A Guide to Texas Instruments WiFi Modules and Development Boards for IoT

When it comes to WiFi modules and development boards for IoT projects, developers, manufacturers, and hobbyists have plenty to choose from. Texas Instruments (TI) has been one of the market leaders in WiFi solutions for embedded devices for more than a decade. Its product range of SimpleLink WiFi chips and MCUs offer a wide range […]

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 vs. 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 vs. AWS vs. IBM vs. 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, […]