DesignSpark Electrical Logolinkedin
Menu Search
Ask a Question

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (also referred to as IoT), is the increasing use of cheap and easy to program hardware to add internet and other types of connectivity to everyday objects.

With billions of devices expected to be connected to the internet, each with its own ID, the number of devices already connected to the internet exceeds the number of humans on the planet two-fold.

From industrial machines ordering parts for their own servicing schedules to a print room printer ordering toner, the list is growing incredibly fast..

The items we can relate too such as smart home-based devices that you can control from your smartphone are becoming the norm, but it’s the industrial and business sectors, such as retail, agriculture and smart buildings where the real growth is anticipated in the coming years. The detailed data collected from these devices can be utilised in many ways and when analysed can help improve the business process as well as enrich the lives of individuals.

Questions & Answers

Find solutions

Looking for a solution to a design conundrum? Browse our Internet of Things questions and find the best answers, as voted for by our community.

Answer questions

You don’t have to be an expert to answer a question, in the DesignSpark community you can offer assistance and answer community questions whatever your skill level.

Ask a question

Looking for answers to those questions you just can’t find an answer too?
Why not ask our community for help?

Latest Activity Stream

Comments
article

Internet of Things

December 9, 2019 13:49

How to extend battery life with NCP171 from ON Semi

In this article, we explore the dual-mode LDO regulator NCP171 from ON Semi, which comes with quiescent current as low as 50nA and can significantly extend battery life in your next IoT application.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

November 27, 2019 09:45

Why we need to retire the blinking LED as the entry into embedded programming

Something that was true since 1985 changed in Q4 of 2018 and we are yet to feel all the repercussions.

7 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

November 26, 2019 14:48

NodeMCU Wi-Fi switch programmed using Zerynth Studio

NodeMCU Wi-Fi switch programmed using Zerynth Studio.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

November 26, 2019 09:30

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 2: SDK Setup, Structure and First Example

This series of posts demonstrates how the advanced capabilities of the Sony Spresense can be put to use in creating a low power security device for asset monitoring and tracking.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

November 13, 2019 15:10

Cypress delivering tools for IoT connectivty

Available from Cypress is ModusToolbox™ Software Environment. An integrated design environment and development tool which enable developers to create IoT applications efficiently and with ease.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

October 22, 2019 14:06

LoRaWAN Network Server – Integrated or Cloud-hosted?

This article is designed to help those embarking on a new business venture or concept using LoRaWAN technology to understand the options and impact of the choice of LoRaWAN network server type.

1 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

October 10, 2019 13:33

Cypress CYBT-213043-MESH Expedites Bluetooth Mesh Development

A look at the Cypress evaluation kit hardware, SDK and Bluetooth Mesh basics.

4 comments
Related Image
project

Internet of Things

October 4, 2019 09:45

Connecting XinaBox IoT with Zerynth to Cloud Part 3: Control via Cloud

IoT plays a crucial role to digitalise real-world data. It collects data from the environment. But the capability of IoT is far beyond this. IoT can be bi-directional. It can be controlled by users through the internet in the user interface.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

October 4, 2019 08:44

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 7: Expanding the Blockchain

Adding a new Workshop Safety use case to the IoT blockchain network.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Internet of Things

October 4, 2019 07:48

Getting the best out of Cellular Installations

When installing Cellular equipment (Routers, Parking meters, Utility meters etc.), the problem to

0 comments
Related Image