IoT Design Weekly – 12.23.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 12.23.2016

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Features

Top 10 articles of 2016
Top 10 articles of 2016

The audience has spoken. From development kits to data analytics to the Internet of Things, these were your top ten favorite articles from 2016.

The Intel® IoT Platform - Architecture Specification

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains momentum, there is a need for a suite of connected products and services that have awareness of each other and their surroundings. To help satisfy this need, Intel defined and released the Intel® IoT Platform

Mobile Device Trends in the Internet of Things

Sponsored by: Ayla Networks and Cardinal Peak
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Bluetooth’s third trick – Mesh networking for IoT
Bluetooth’s third trick – Mesh networking for IoT

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is working on a mesh networking specification it hopes to release in the second half of 2016 that could be a game changer for the smart home and connected buildings. In this interview with Erret Kroeter, VP of Marketing at the Bluetooth SIG, he offers a preview of what we can expect in terms of range, power consumption, and backwards compatibility from what he calls Bluetooth’s “third trick.”

Fundamentals of IoT device management
Fundamentals of IoT device management

Four fundamental device management requirements exist for any Internet of Things (IoT) device deployment: provisioning and authentication, configuration and control, monitoring and diagnostics, and software updates and maintenance. Here, each of these are defined.

Analytics-driven embedded systems
Analytics-driven embedded systems

The goal of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to acquire data from various embedded systems and impart analytical processes on that data to improve performance, efficiency, and business outcomes. In part one of a three-part series on designing analytics-driven embedded systems, best practices for the acquisition and pre-processing of IoT data are reviewed.

What’s new with the mbed OS?
What’s new with the mbed OS?

The past 12 months for semiconductor IP firm ARM have been big. Really big. But if you’ve been paying close attention, something has been missing from ARM headlines since late 2014 – mbed.

IT-centric IoT device management using Java and Eclipse Kura
IT-centric IoT device management using Java and Eclipse Kura

Java-based device application frameworks in the Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) model can speed development of Internet of Things (IoT) gateways and applications, as well as offer advanced remote management capabilities not available through traditional embedded agents.

Blogs and Columns

Raspberry Pi and Arduino in industrial applications
Raspberry Pi and Arduino in industrial applications

When I think of the term MakerPro, I think of someone who has established his own business based on being extremely good at what people most consider a hobby. Interestingly, this can work the other way as well.

An IoT development kit comparison
An IoT development kit comparison

Over the past couple of years, I have routinely hinted at the rise of development kits, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how the two go hand in hand. It’s a serendipitous relationship that facilitates quick development and prototyping in a large, fast-growing market – not to mention that an increasing number of kits can be had on the cheap.

Developers are choosing Java for their intelligent IoT gateways
Developers are choosing Java for their intelligent IoT gateways

Recent survey data suggests that Java is gaining strength for development of embedded IoT applications. This data can be viewed by looking at the IoT industry and survey responses from the perspective of the industry at large; Java users working or not working on IoT applications/devices; and C++ users working or not working on IoT applications/devices.

Picking a portable Internet of Things operating system
Picking a portable Internet of Things operating system

Hardware/software architectures of the cloud and datacenter are well defined, so much so that “Wintel” and “Lintel” (Windows/Intel and Linux/Intel) became common jargon in networking circles in the middle part of the 2000s. This makes you wonder if an IoTopia can exist where common operating systems run as seamlessly on sensor modules as network servers.

The IoT needs fog computing
The IoT needs fog computing

Nearly all of the IoT platforms available are designed to only support cloud-centric architectures. These platforms centralize the “intelligence” in the cloud and require data to be conveyed from the edge to do anything useful with it. Considering the success of this cloud-centric model in IT (and in some IoT applications like fleet management), you may wonder—what’s the big deal?

Executive Outlook

In 2017, antennas will play an integral role in the success of the IoT

Ever wonder if the headlines for projected growth of certain technologies in the wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) markets are realistic? Ask the antenna manufacturers; they are involved in the design of IoT devices from concept all the way to certification and launch.

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Arduino and Runtime introduce Apache Mynewt to Arduino ecosystem
Arduino and Runtime introduce Apache Mynewt to Arduino ecosystem

Apache Mynewt is a composable OS for 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that enables a variety of embedded devices, providing IoT developers with a commercial-ready OS that can run on these smaller, inexpensive processors.

Microchip Releases Industry's First End-to-End Security Solution for IoT Devices Connected to Amazon Web Services' Cloud
Microchip Releases Industry's First End-to-End Security Solution for IoT Devices Connected to Amazon Web Services' Cloud

Microchip and AWS collaborated to develop this integrated solution to help IoT devices quickly and easily comply with AWS’s mutual authentication IoT security model.

GainSpan announces low-power, Apple HomeKit reference design for Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Home Accessories
GainSpan announces low-power, Apple HomeKit reference design for Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Home Accessories

GainSpan's low power, Wi-Fi module solutions now offer embedded HomeKit support, including a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) and a hardware reference design platform that has completed Apple's HomeKit certification.

OTIO connects 1 million smart home devices to the SIGFOX global IoT network
OTIO connects 1 million smart home devices to the SIGFOX global IoT network

After a successful test of the technology, Groupe HBF and SIGFOX signed an international connectivity contract for 1 million OTIO ALERT devices.

New Eclipse IoT project releases to accelerate IoT solution development
New Eclipse IoT project releases to accelerate IoT solution development

The Eclipse Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, announced new releases for four open source IoT projects: Eclipse Kura 2.0, Eclipse Paho 1.2, Eclipse SmartHome 0.8 and Eclipse OM2M 1.0.

 
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