Although solutions can be fully customized to meet customer's requirements, using a development platform can significantly reduce cost and implementation time. Additionally, making use of a well established hardware framework offers indirect benefits like access to world-wide development communities and vast support.
A few platforms:
This is the powerful line 32 bits ARM micro-controllers produced by STMicroelectronics. Those MCUs are available at all sizes, speeds and peripherals for any demanding application. Low-power versions are packed with features and ideal when long battery life is necessary.
A popular 8 bits micro-controllers produced by Atmel (now owned by Michochip), which offers easy development process, resulting in low firmware costs while providing great reliability.
Getting more popularity for electronic product development as well in the IoT space, the Espressif ESP32 is a SoC (System on Chip) with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The unit counts with large program memory and powerful processor, making a good choice for medium to low-volume non-critical applications.
A proprietary framework with amazing low-power and interconnection capabilities, ideal for remote sensor and actuator nodes during prototype and proof-of-concept phases of a design. New ideas can be easily implemented and be ready for field testing in only a few days.
Well known micro-computer which can be deployed in replacement of a full-size server to collect and forward data to the Internet. This device runs a complete operating system and offers incredible flexibility, which is essential during developing phases before commit to a final solution. Additionally small systems like RPI can be utilised for edge computing, bringing powerful processing closer to the deployments.
Stand-alone devices belong to the past. More and more often products and process are required to expose data, so the information can be used to improve quality, minimize costs and assist with decisions. Independent of the environment, connectivity is primary requirement of all Wisen solutions.
Below a few common link options normally implemented for embedded applications:
- LoRA and LoRAWAN
- Sub-GHz and 2.4GHz FSK
- CAN Bus
- LTE CAT-M1 and NB-IoT
Cloud Solutions and Providers
More and more companies are thinking and implementing IoT. This movement has triggered the creation of many cloud services which can be used to build a complete solutions. Below a small list of a such provides, from easy to use dashboard builders to more complex platforms to manage IoT devices and Machine data.
IoT Network Operators
Data Aggregation and Dashboards
IoT Cloud Platforms for customized solutions