Patrick Mannion

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Patrick Mannion is an independent writer and content consultant who has been working in, studying, and writing about engineering and technology for over 25 years.
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A theoretical construct from Carver Mead for almost 30 years, Intel’s Loihi makes neuromorphic computing a reality for large-scale IoT decision-making at the speed of the human brain.
The industrial IoT is spewing petabytes of data so the emphasis needs to shift from acquiring data to effectively sorting, analyzing and storing that enormous amount data, from the edge to the cloud. National Instruments is an expert at this.
The ability of the miniscule BME680 sensor to accurately sense temperature, humidity, air pressure and volatile organic compounds creates opportunity for creative IoT solutions providers. Find out what Bosch-Sensortec has been working on.
Every established organization suffers from inertia, but there’s no time for that with the IoT. IoTium offers IT and OT a quick, simple, single-click solution for small and large-scale deployments. This classic service solution, in this case, network as a service (NaaS), helps bridge the IT and OT divide. 
As Mobile World Congress Americas showed, the IoT is everywhere, and many devices are on the move. How do you keep track, especially in low-power applications like remote sensors and fitness monitors? Adding GPS capability to wearables and assets is hard due to power consumption and space concerns. Semiconductor maker u-blox makes it easier with the M8B.
By combining Sigfox and IEEE 802.15.4k in a single chip, Rohm makes it easier to develop global solutions for long-range, low-power IoT deployments. The dual-interface support gives developers the assurance that a single SKU will work globally, from Europe to the United States and Japan, to effect greater adoption of devices and services.
When appropriate, it’s smart to support two competing, IoT low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) standards like NB-IoT and LTE-M, but maybe now we need four-in-one. Hedge your bets when developing IoT solutions so that they can survive long term.
Combing high-end processing hardware with low-power operation is difficult enough, but for IoT solution providers, it’s also important to ensure the wireless interface is optimized. Online RF calculation tools can help.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based inertial sensors are everywhere, but stiction and manufacturing processes limit their capabilities. To overcome the limitations, Nanusens has moved to nanoscale, and made them CMOS-process compatible to lower cost and reduce size.
With advantages and disadvantages to LoRaWAN and Sigfox, it’s important to not get mired in analysis paralysis. A big advantage of both is that they are here now, and devices need to get connected. With the fast pace of IoT, don’t spend too long deciding between them. Connect those dots.

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