Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture

The promise of IoT has yet to be fully realized. 75% of IoT projects still fail* due to lack of expertise. Planning out IoT architecture at the onset of your project can save you headache, time, and money down the line.

We believe the right IoT architecture is a byproduct of your environmental and engineering considerations. And in the world of IoT, navigating those decisions and weighing the trade-offs are difficult. Here are just a few of the questions you’ll need to consider when approaching a new project:

  • What is the right physical layer (WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Zigbee, etc.) for your environment?

  • Can your task be executed using off-the-shelf microcontrollers (Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, etc.) or do you need custom hardware?

  • What protocols should your microcontrollers speak?

  • Should you connect your devices to the cloud (AWS, Firebase, Azure, etc.)?

We can help you think these questions through. IoT is our passion, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

*Cisco. https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?articleId=1847422. May 23, 2017.

 

Contact

Get in touch with us! We’d love to hear about your project and how we can help.

Expertise

  • Physical Layers: Ethernet, short range wireless (Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, or custom RF protocols), cellular

  • Communication Protocols: TCP, UDP, USART/UART, I2C, SPI, MIPI DSI/CSI, Ethernet, LVDS

  • Embedded Platforms: ARM Cortex M series, ARM64/aarch64, Intel x86-64

  • Sensing Strategies: Sensor hardware (Motion, Acoustic, Infrared, etc.) and physical designs

  • Data Management: Creating the back-end infrastructure to upload your data into existing systems or downloadable file formats

  • Cloud Architecture: Send your IoT data to the Cloud for real-time access from anywhere

  • Edge Computing: Push complex processes like data filtering and control systems to the edge of your IoT network

 

Example Projects

  • Create a vast array of humidity and temperature sensors for your greenhouse or advanced farming operations

  • Track assets as they flow through your warehouse

  • Monitor production uptime and operational efficiency on your factory floor