Internet of Things (IOT)
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Internet of Things has taken the world by storm. We hear this term everywhere. Is it just another term like Data Warehousing, Big Data and Machine learning which are buzzwords today? Or it is something that we can implement in real life for the benefit of the society as a whole.
In this article we will explore the technology which enables the implementation of the IoT.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
Iot App Development Company Dubai, Iot Development Los Angeles The current revolution of IoT is fuelled by the advent of Single Board Computers. A Single board computer is a fully functional computer on a single circuit board. The Single board computer circuit is equipped with a processor(s), memory, input/output and in some cases ROM (EEPROM to be specific) for OS storage. Unlike personal computers, we cannot upgrade or change components of the single board computers. They even do not feature expansion slots. The main selling point of SBCs is their small size which enables them to be used in mobile and ubiquitous applications.
Single board computers have been used since the mid-70s for specialized applications. However, with recent advances in electronics manufacturing, the cost of Single Board computers has reduced drastically and we can now buy one for 25 USD.
Also, along with single board computers, microcontroller boards such as Arduino play a significant role in the IoT landscape. Let's have a look at the main players in SBC and the microcontroller board market.