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Choosing an operating system for an embedded system is one of the most complex and critical tasks for building a connected device. It has significant long-term ramifications that affect both development and the market success of a product.
There are several factors that make choosing a Linux-based OS a smart choice: acquisition cost, source code availability, and its broad architecture support —all these factors lead to a significantly improved time-to-market and a reduction in platform design risk and effort.
However, choosing a specific Linux-based OS can be confusing. A frequently asked question is: “With so many Linux-based platforms available in the market, why use the Yocto Project instead of a standard non-embedded binary distribution such as Debian or Ubuntu?” This session will provide the answer to that fundamental question.
Attendees will learn about the array of embedded operating systems available today and the benefits of choosing a Linux-based OS, specifically Yocto Project.
For many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, high-throughput standards such as LTE-Advanced, with its throughput of 300Mbps, are overkill, since the amounts of data are relatively small. What’s more, devices and sensors are often deployed in far-flung, remote areas that often lack access to power, making a high-powered router unfeasible.
To address this segment’s low-power, low-bandwidth requirements, the 3GPP, the cellular-standards body, is putting forth new “narrowband” standards. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery.
As design engineers push to create the next great IoT solution, it’s not enough to simply connect to the Internet of Things. This session will help you choose the right type of network, the one that best fits the specific demands of your IoT devices and applications.
This session will address selecting the best connectivity technology for low-power, low-bandwidth requirements in the IoT. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery.
Today, almost every company in every industry sector needs near-instant data to be successful. Many IoT applications rely on cloud infrastructure for data processing, analytics and storage. As connected devices become more powerful, edge computing provides an opportunity to bring this intelligence closer to the source of the data, with benefits like improved latency and reliability, reduced cost and increased security. A balance of cloud and edge computing along with a renewed focus on hardware can help companies deliver intelligence everywhere and enable a new class of applications. However, bringing intelligence to the edge demands a different way of thinking about existing IT infrastructures. Attend this session to learn how to extend your compute capabilities to the edge of the IoT in an intelligent way.
IoT device manufacturers need to build more compute power into their products. With more resources, edge devices can open up new opportunities and revenue streams that can deliver significant ROI in a short period of time. Attendees will learn new ways to improve speed to market, reduce cost of failure, and achieve payback in less than 12 months.