The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge and rapidly growing market, but requires expertise in widely diverse technologies.
The device side needs microprocessors with both embedded control and networking firmware, and there must also be a cloud side that the device talks to. In most cases, there also needs to be wireless connectivity, requiring development teams to have RF expertise as well. For many development teams, the need to acquire skills in all these technologies is a significant impediment to entering the IoT market.
Texas Instruments (TI) has taken steps to lower those barriers for developers using its microcontroller, analog, and wireless connectivity products by creating what it is calling the TI IoT cloud ecosystem. This ecosystem comprises a network of third-party cloud service providers, TI evaluation boards, and software development kits (SDKs) pre-configured with Internet protocols and security firmware, embedded libraries and demonstration software, and complete reference designs including RF circuits and antennas.
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