AWS Greengrass

So far it has been devices were reaching out to IoT Hub’s and Cloud and using the compute power for Edge and/or main computing apart from data handling, with AWS Greengrass it is reverse current!. You can use IoT and Lambda infrastructure that can trigger actions on devices that are connected via this framework and circuit is complete in terms of usage of the computing power in both directions apart from the existing bi-directional data transmission

Check this link for more.

Asus Tinkerboard – Better Video ‘Pi’

Asus has released a mini PC that is better in specifications for video rendering than Raspberry PI 3, a better Video ‘Pi’ for gaming and movie buffs!.

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Comparison of Raspberry PI and Asus Tinkerboard is given below:

Raspberry Pi 3 Asus Tinker board
Chip Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit system-on-chip with four ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2 GHZ quad-core, 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288 SoC
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV Mali-T674
RAM 1GB LPDDR2 (900MHz) 2GB
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy Bluetooth 4.0
USB 4 USB 2.0 4 USB 2.0
HDMI 1 HDMI out 1 HDMI Out
SD microSD microSD
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps GigE
Wi-fi 2.4GHz 802.11n 802.11 b/g/n
GPIO 40 port 40 port, 28 pin GPIO
CSI CSI CSI
DSI DSI DSI
Video 1080p video/60 fps 4K video – H.265 decoding
Retail Price $35 $57

Raspberry Pi Goes Industrial..

After being the provider of consumer and IoT enthusiasts SoC compute/connect supplier, Raspberry has turned up a model for use in industrial applications.

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It is just a compute module, with data pinouts similar to laptop memory sockets that can be programmed to take programmable I/O. It has same four-core, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2837 processor and 1GB of RAM as Raspberry Pi 3, half the size of it and doesn’t have ethernet, Wifi, USB, SD Card, Audio and Display.

NEC is already launching it’s large signage systems with this compute module. Interesting to see the Raspberry portfolio expanding.

 

IoT Challenges – Personal Drive and Motivation.

Just read the blog of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg on his attempt to build a AI server for his home named Jarvis, amazing motivation and drive to get to learn AI and most important I noticed is how he faced the challenge of IoT (trying to connect toaster and other devices).

Other thing I noticed is the language of choice : Python.

Read all about his adventure here

Convergence of OS for IoT?

After trying Brillio and other initiatives of coming up with the Operating System for IoT devices Google finally centered its OS around it’s popular OS, Android. Android Things announced last week essentially pulls all it’s device support to the OS that can become a unifying one with all low form factor devices!.

There have been some consolidation the low foot print OS market (around RTOS vendors like WindRiver etc.) but with emergence of micro foot print devices like Rasberry Pi, Intel Edison etc. divergence started again. With Android support let’s see if we this convergence starts happening again.