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IoT Big Picture - Guides, Links & Resources


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IoT 101

Communication Protocols

  • WiFi - Allowing nearby digital devices to exchange data by radio waves
  • Bluetooth - Short-range wireless data exchange technology standard
  • Zigbee - Low-cost, low-power, wireless mesh network standard
  • MQTT - Lightweight message protocol for sending simple data flows from sensors to applications and middleware
  • OPC-UA - OPC UA is one of the most important communication protocols for Industry 4.0 and the IoT
  • LoRa - Long Range proprietary low-power wide-area network modulation technique
  • WebSocket - Providing full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection
  • Cellular - Capable of facilitating massive flows of data
    • GSM - The Global System for Mobile Communications
    • GPRS - General Packet Radio Service
    • EDGE 2G - Second-generation cellular network
    • UMTS/HSPA 3G - Third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology
    • LTA 4G - Fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology

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Open Source Boards

  • Arduino - Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software
  • BeagleBoard - A low-power open-source hardware single-board computer produced by Texas Instruments
  • Dragonboard - Development board based on the mid-tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410E processor
  • ESP32 - A feature-rich MCU with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • HummingBoard - A small and powerful, low-cost ARM computers that ignite the imagination
  • Odroid - The ODROID means Open + Droid. It is a development platform for the hardware as well as the software
  • Particle - A suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale, and manage your IoT products
  • Raspberry Pi - Credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor, and uses a keyboard and mouse
  • Tessel - Tessel is a completely open source and community-driven IoT and robotics development platform
  • UDOO - UDOO is a family of Open Source Arduino-powered Mini PC

Open Source Tools & Platforms

  • curl - Command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs
  • Platform IO - Professional collaborative platform for embedded development
  • NodeRed - Low-code programming for event-driven applications

Commercial Tools & Platforms

  • Mendix - Mendix is the low-code platform for everyone to make business better
  • Predix - Connect, optimize, and scale your digital industrial applications
  • Fogwing - Industrial IoT Platform as a Service
  • MuleSoft - One platform for APIs and integrations

Open Source Message Brokers

  • RabitMQ - The most popular open source message broker
  • Kafka - An open-source stream processing platform developed by the Apache
  • ActiveMQ - The most popular open source, multi-protocol, Java-based message broker
  • ZeroMQ - An open-source universal messaging library
  • Redis - In-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker
  • Mosquitto - An open source message broker that implements the MQTT protocol
  • Emqx - Scalable and Reliable Real-time MQTT Message Broker for IoT in the 5G Era
  • VerneMQ - A distributed MQTT message broker based on Erlang/OTP

Commercial Message Brokers

  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Messaging and ingestion for event-driven systems and streaming analytics
  • Red Hat AMQ - Enables real-time integration and connecting the Internet of Things
  • IBM MQ - IBM MQ offers enterprise-grade messaging capabilities



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