Riding IoT Wave- 5 Key Aspects Of IoT You Need To Know For Hardware Design


Dear Readers,

Internet of Things technology is bringing about far reaching changes in every field of applied engineering, be it medical devices, industrial automation, home automation, health and fitness, energy management. As established by frontrunners in technology, the IoT is estimated to bring in approx.US$6.2 trillion to the world economy, with nearly 26 to 30 billion connected devices playing an important role in the massive web revolution by 2020.


Electronic system design is often considered the most critical aspect of any product success and the same goes for IoT-based utility products. Looking at relevant market trends, it however is important to review key aspects of IoT for hardware design.

The significant few are listed blow:

  • Board Design :
    Electronic board design often is quite a vital factor that dictates the final product success. Ruggedness, form factor, power efficiency, routing of components and efficient placement, quality of PCB material are few of the prime factors that need to be taken care of before starting with the hardware board design for IoT.

  • Finalizing the Chipset :
    Arguably the most important parameter for hardware design is the chipset choice. Many prominent silicon vendors have been making announcements time and again, regarding low power chips and interfaces that are compatible with direct sensor integration.

  • Integration with Cloud :
    For any kind of IoT device the most important and critical feature is its integration over cloud. To have this important functionality fully prepared to work , we need easily attainable connection to the web over wireless or wireline, so that sensible and useful data can be exchanged without any interruption.

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  • Certification Requirements :
    IoT Devices, especially those used in the medical and healthcare applications, need proper certifications, that are flagged by EMI/FCC/FDA/EMC etc. These guidelines ensure safe limits over any of the applications run by IoT devices, so that any hassle during the usage can be avoided.

  • Design Modularity :
    To make sure your IoT device under scrutiny brings in maximum Return-on-Investment, design modularity needs to be looked after with much care. This should include the design’s adaptive nature, to make sure future hardware and firmware updates are easily achievable without many manipulations.

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    Abiding by these key design ethics, you are sure to make a future-proof, highly capable IoT design, a boon to the mankind.


    Keep tuned to this space for more!

    Harsha Thakur
    Technical Content Writer

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