This article has some seriously dated information and omissions in it. First off you no longer have to decide between CDMA and GSM, there are GOBI radio modems available that can do both on one device (it is now a business decision)! Tip #7 states that the big carriers dont support M2M well, which is way off the mark... Vodafone and Verizon Wireless both have extensive support (really amazing)of M2M. Missing from this article are topics of matching/limiting rate plans to various worldwide carriers (to avoid unwelcome billing surprises) and web based API controls for commissioning/decommissioning devices on the networks.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.