Here at Mender.io, we did a comprehensive survey with embedded developers and what they did with devices that required software updates over-the-air (OTA). Our findings included two very distinct approaches to handling updates, which we will go over in more detail in this blog post.
The results of our survey included the following:Read more
In our previous post, we discussed the need to check compatibility for software and devices when designing a solution to deploy software updates. We also saw that this entails discovering the hardware device type and the supported device type by the software update.Read more
When designing an embedded or IoT product, the problem of deploying software updates to the devices in the field quickly becomes a problem. The main drivers for having the ability to deploy updates are to fix bugs, security issues and add new features after the devices have left manufacturing. Not having a way to update the software or firmware puts companies at significant risk and competitive disadvantage.
In this post, we will look at some of the basic device information that needs to be in place to enable software updates.Read more
Embedded systems have existed since the Apollo space program - the Apollo Guidance Computer in the Lunar Module is regarded as the first embedded computer, enabling the historic mission to land mank...Read more
Part two of two - part one is available here.
The Internet of Things are: