Internet of Things and Connected Devices: an overview

I just delivered a new version of the talk I give to postgraduate students of a Telecom and Electronics Master of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France). I added the presentation of a simple end-to-end IoT system demonstrator, using LoRa in device-to-device mode, that I specifically developed for this talk.

The presentation is available on SlideShare, while the demonstrator source code is available on GitHub.

The Internet of Things: an overview

This is the fourth year I give my classes about the Internet of Things, to postgraduate students of a Telecom and Electronics Master of the University of Nice (France). From six hours for previous years, my course slot increased to nine hours. Consequently, I was able to spend more time on some important topics, like communications and embedded software. And I introduced two new sections: big data and security.

The new edition of the presentation I use as a support is available on SlideShare.

IoT tips and tricks #2

In the beginning of the 2000s, while the small company I had cofounded in 1990 was still active, we decided to answer a Request for Proposal submitted by a waste removal company, for a system allowing to check whether all planned daily garbage collections had been performed. At this time, we didn’t know a lot about the waste removal market. But we knew we were experienced enough in technologies we would have to assemble in order to answer the RFP: onboard equipment and embedded software, GNSS positioning, wireless communications, Geographical Information Systems, etc. Continue reading “IoT tips and tricks #2”

IoT tips and tricks #1

As I wrote in another post, one of the distinctive features of IoT projects is that they require integration of technical blocks originating from three different domains: electronics, communications and software. And inside these three domains, various different sub-domains are usually involved: analog and digital electronics, wireless communication modules, protocol stacks, embedded software, user interfaces, database management, analytics, geospatial data, etc. Continue reading “IoT tips and tricks #1”