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IoT and GDPR: How to Stay Compliant in 2021

If there’s one thing everyone’s talking about this year, it’s data privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing remote work shift have left workers more vulnerable to privacy breaches than ever before. And this couldn’t be more relevant to the IoT industry, which is fuelled by big data.  In order to regulate data privacy, the EU’s […]

The Ultimate Guide to Power Consumption & Energy Efficiency in IoT

IoT is undoubtedly making our lives easier: at home and in the workplace. The growth of the Internet of Things is only going to continue to gather pace, too. In fact, by the end of 2021, it’s estimated that 35 billion IoT devices will be installed across the globe. By 2025, that number is set […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nabto using FreeRTOS Windows Simulator

Why choose FreeRTOS: FreeRTOS is the market leading real time operating system and the de-facto standard solution for microcontrollers and small microprocessors. Few major Advantages of FreeRTOS are below Provides methods for multiple threads or tasks, mutexes, semaphores and software timers. Thread priorities are supported. Very small memory footprint, low overhead, and very fast execution. […]

Jorjin Ameba Arduino Library

Today we will have a look at the Arduino-like Jorjin Ameba board with built in support for WiFi and NFC. Taking the pricetag of 25$ into account makes this an easy choice for your IoT projects! For this post I created a Jorjin Ameba library which can be imported directly into the Arduino IDE seamlessly, thus making the […]