IoT trends for 2015

It’s undeniable: 2014 was the year when the electronics industry decidedly and collectively moved forward to push the Internet of Things (IoT). In year 2015 IoT markets will continue to grow. I think we’re going to see some critical mass on corralling the IoT in 2015. IoT is a young market – no one seems

Cloudwash – Creating the Technical Prototype

How to build a IoT device? Cloudwash – Creating the Technical Prototype is an interesting project description how to design and build a connected washing machine. Cloudwash developers understood that to understand and design for this type of device, the designers need to have a working technical prototype that allows experimenting and getting experience. So

Processors for Internet of Things

There is a wide variation of processors that are used and aimed for IoT. The processors in use range typically from small 8 bit micro-controllers to 32 bit ARM processors and more. 7 Controllers for Internet of Things article has a good update on newest trends. EDN magazine  article 7 Controllers for Internet of Things

TI Sensor Tag

I had a very quick hands-on with Texas Instruments CC2541 SensorTag last week. The CC2541 SensorTag is Bluetooth Smart development kit focused on wireless sensor applications targeted for smart phone app developers. The SensorTag can be used as reference design and development platform for a variety of smart phone accessories. CC2541 based SensorTag has practically

Cyber security flaws can kill

Internet of Things is going to affect more and more our everyday life. All kinds of devices have got or are getting network connectivity. It seems that the IoE is inevitable. We must expect a rapidly growing number of devices to be rendered “smart” and thence to become interconnected. Internet of Everything’ (IoE) – the

IoT guidelines for cellular networks

Many IoT devices are expected to use cellular networks and operators expect to get lots money on the process (Beecham Research  expects  US$8.9 billion in connectivity revenues for mobile operators by 2020). The threads to that are that huge number of IoT devices can at worst case seriously overload the limited cellular network resources.  Cellular