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IoT Epoch Time Disaster? Only Time Will Tell

Ever heard of the “epoch time”? I’m not talking here about  history periods or geology. Epoch time is simply a standardized time and date reference used in UNIX and many other computers. It defines time, measured in seconds, starting from January 1, 1970 epoch. This is based on an arbitrary, somewhat historical epoch, but, what matters is that it is a commonly followed standard.Read More »IoT Epoch Time Disaster? Only Time Will Tell

What is the anatomy of IoT sensor devices?

Executive Summary:

  • IoT Sensors include three fundamental functions: sensing, communication, and power supply, as well as additional functions: processing/system management and user interface
  • IoT application is determined by the types of sensors, cloud connectivity, power sources, and (optionally) user interface used in an IoT sensor device
  • It is possible to realize a variety of IoT applications with a single IoT sensor hardware platform by employing appropriate functional modularity and interface abstractions
  • An application processor and well defined interfaces help abstract functions for versatility and ease of use

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Key considerations for IoT sensor devices: 5 – Industrial deployment readiness

Executive Summary:

  • Hardware prototypes are far from deployment-ready
  • IoT sensor productization is an often overlooked, complex, specialized task that drastically impacts time-to-market and cost
  • “Hardware is hard” is not a cliché, especially for highly reliable industrial applications

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