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Top 5 IoT development boards used in IoT projects in 2021

29th Jul 2021

Choosing the right IoT hardware for an IoT project is an important decision to make during the prototyping phase of an IoT product development. In this article, we highlight the top 5 IoT development boards used by Mender users across different industries, together with their technical specifications, summarized in a table.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

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Raspberry Pi 4 is one of the mos...

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Synchronized software updates in large scale IoT Projects

29th Jul 2021

There is a significant difference in deploying and managing a handful versus millions of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. An IoT project at proof-of-concept (PoC) helps bring all the pieces together to envision the big picture of the overall solution, however too often scalability is not considered at the PoC stage.

Scaling an IoT project requires consideration of a mix of various components i...

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How does an OTA Firmware Update work?

28th Jul 2021

Firmware updates are necessary to ensure the performance of embedded devices and to remove the software bugs that could impair their performance. It is inefficient to have technicians perform updates locally on IoT devices, at scale in IoT projects it becomes too costly or even impossible to manage. To top it off, there are security concerns, that if IoT devices are not properly patched for vulner...

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What is port forwarding?

19th Jul 2021

You will probably need to expose an IoT embedded device from the local network to the external internet in order to access it from anywhere in the world. You will want to do this safely. With specific router configuration knowledge, it is feasible to manually open ports so that you would be able to access a web server running on the Raspberry Pi via a specific port in it such as Port 22 for a SS...

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Previewing the Beagle V

19th Jul 2021

Beagleboard.org has joined forces with Seeed and StarFive to launch the Beagle V . The Beagle V has the advantage of being a low cost board that allows developers to access RISC V capability which has tremendous advantages in industrial IoT applications. The strategic idea behind the partnership is to bring RISC V capability to a much broader open source audience. Beagle V boards have already b...

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