Category Archives: Modules and boards

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 […]

The 10 Best Development Boards for IoT in 2022

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These days, devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be smart watches, smart TVs, smart robots in manufacturing, and smart sensors for weather monitoring. And each of those devices has different requirements. For example, many devices in manufacturing need real-time response for safety reasons. If an […]

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 […]

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 Wi-Fi Module [2023]

The number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially each year. Multiple factors drive this growth, including the ubiquity of Wi-Fi in consumer homes and workplaces, the falling prices of Wi-Fi connectivity, and expectations from consumers that more of their devices be controllable using mobile or desktop 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 […]