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A 2023 Guide to Raspberry Pi Prototyping

Raspberry PI prototyping

Prototyping a smart device on the road to production is complex, time consuming, and can seem overwhelming to anyone who has limited experience in configuring electronics. But we all have to start somewhere. So here’s what you need to know about how to perform Raspberry Pi prototyping in 2023, and the tools you can use […]

Kinesis vs. Kafka vs. Nabto: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Surveillance Enthusiasts

Kinesis vs. Kafka for P2P video streaming

Amazon Kinesis and Apache Kafka are both popular data streaming platforms. They offer similar features, but there are also some pretty noteworthy differences. These platforms cater to the burgeoning demand for real-time analysis in surveillance camera operations and IoT data streaming. Here’s what you should know about Kinesis vs. Kafka, their use cases, and how […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating More Efficient Energy Management Systems

Governments all over the world have established energy policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions and regulating the use of fossil fuels. Inevitably, these policies have affected every aspect of society and business, and energy management has become an increasingly important consideration for companies in every industry. As a result, many businesses have realized the advantages […]

The Complete Guide to IoT for Energy Management: Or, How IoT is Disrupting the Energy Industry

As energy costs have risen and the green movement has gained traction in recent years, we’ve seen a proliferation of interest in reducing energy consumption. Smart devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) have significantly improved the landscape of managing energy consumption and disrupted the energy industry.  Smart buildings with built-in energy management systems already […]