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How embracing standardisation will help to unlock and accelerate growth in IoT development

By Neil Tyler, Editor, New Electronics

More and more new devices are being designed with the aim of simplifying the development of IoT and industrial IoT solutions.

Last year saw the launch of the Matter standard, developed within the Connectivity Standards Alliance by a consortium of industry leaders, to ease device interoperability in the smart home.

The aim of the standard being to enable devices from different brands and ecosystems to seamlessly, reliably and securely communicate and in the process freeing consumers from ecosystem restraints.

Consumers will now be able to select devices based on desired features – whether a smart plug, smart lighting, or low-power smart devices and sensors – rather than having to consider complex or confusing connectivity requirements.

“The next generation of consumer and industrial devices needs the right combination of advanced MCUs and secure connectivity across the most important protocols, whether that’s Thread, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and now Matter. Combining edge processing capabilities with advanced security simplifies overall designs, reduces complexity and enables smart device manufacturers to bring innovative, next-generation products to market faster,” said Larry Olivas, Vice President and General Manager for Wireless Connectivity Solutions, NXP Semiconductors.

To that end, developers have been capitalising on major IoT growth opportunities across all sectors. To date, many connected devices are voice-enabled, but now the industry is seeing the next wave of IoT – which is giving rise to vision-enabled devices.

“IoT products with innovative computer vision technologies are transforming the world around us and delivering new experiences in diverse environments from retail to smart home, thanks to their ML capabilities,” said Paul Williamson, SVP and GM, IoT Line of Business, Arm.

“We are seeing a range of companies looking to build transformative, smart and secure vision devices. However, to capitalise on these new intelligent, ML-capable endpoint devices, developers must use standards to accelerate time to market and unlock true value for end users.”

Accelerating IoT development

According to Williamson, the traditional embedded IoT device market is changing into a new services-oriented model, where devices are connected, smart and can capture insights that deliver business value and efficiency.

“This is a generational change in requirements and existing device vendors need to adapt to this model as well as new entrants,” he believes.

But, with the growing number of IoT devices, there is also a growing number of connections, as developers try to address the growing demand for compute across all markets.

Read the full article at New Electronics: Embracing standardisation.

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SOURCE: New Electronics