Connecting the Internet of Things: IoT Connectivity Standards and Solutions

  • 3h 41m
  • Anil Kumar, Anthony Chun, Jafer Hussain
  • Apress
  • 2023

Navigating the fragmented IoT connectivity ecosystem of standards, protocols, and architectures can be a challenge. Not to mention scaling a solution to a viable product. This book guides you through this fractured landscape with real world examples and projects that can be leverage for an IoT product.

Backed by an overview of IoT use cases and key connectivity elements of IoT solutions, you'll gain an understanding of the breadth of the IoT landscape and the fragmentation of connectivity standards and solutions and the challenge in navigating the many standards and technologies. You'll also be able to understand the essentials of connectivity including, hardware, software, and business models.

IoT is essential for increasing productivity of many industries and quality of life (making the world smart and autonomous). Both wired and wireless connectivity technologies are essential ingredients in an IoT product. Written by Intel engineers and architects, Connecting the Internet of Things understands that connectivity is a key topic of IoT and comprehensively covers the topic from a system engineering and practical perspective.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the trade offs between different wireless technologies and network topologies
  • Use wireless technologies in IoT products
  • Examine connectivity technologies and considerations on selecting it for the IoT use cases
  • Assemble all of the components of a working solution
  • Scale your solution to a product
  • Review emerging connectivity technologies for addressing new use cases
  • Advance and optimize the performance of existing technologies

Who This Book Is For

Researchers, managers, strategists, technologists, makers, and students in the embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) space trying to understand and implement connectivity in the devices/platforms.

About the Author

Anil Kumar is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation. As a System Architect in the Client Computing Group, he works with Intel’s partners to unlock people’s potential by bringing computing devices to market, allowing them to ​​​​​​​focus, create and connect in ways that matter most to them. Before this role, Anil was responsible for the Connectivity Platform Architecture in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG). In IOTG, he successfully drove platform and chip-level integration of several critical connectivity and communication technologies, resulting in a broad set of IoT applications across different vertical markets.

Anil joined Intel in 2007 as a design engineer in the Digital Home Group. He served as Platform Architect for several Intel Architecture-based Media Processors for TV and Set Top Box applications. As the chief architect in Intel Media Group, Anil led several designs that resulted in award-winning consumer electronic device designs at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The world’s first Google TV devices are based on reference designs created by Anil.

Before joining Intel, Anil held design engineering positions at multinational companies such as Fujitsu & Alcatel. Anil’s passion and purpose is driven by taking designs from concept to production. Anil is a co-author of Demystifying Internet of Things Security (Apress 2019).

Jafer Hussain is a Senior Product Line Manager in the Network and Edge Group (NEX) at Intel Corporation. Jafer is responsible for the product management of Intel’s Core based Smart and Intelligent AI platforms. In his current role, Jafer engages with Intel’s ecosystem partners to drive Intel’s leadership in various IoT markets.

Jafer has previously led the development and integration of wireless connectivity solutions and contributed to the development of wireless connectivity strategy. He also led several customer engagements to drive these solutions to the market.

Jafer is an accomplished inventor with multiple patents on embedded systems, wireless technologies, and IoT. He received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan, and M.S. in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Chun is head of digital access and an Fellow, at The Bridging Tech Charitable Fund, a nonprofit that is closing the digital divide for K-12 students via computers and connectivity. He recently retired from Intel Corporation, where he was the Wi-Fi product manager in the Internet of Things Group.

He joined Intel in 2000 and was a research scientist in Intel Labs where he developed architectures for reconfigurable software defined radios and accelerators.

He has co-authored 20 patents in wireless architectures and accelerators. He has co-authored several papers in engineering journals and received best paper awards at the Intel Design Technology and Test Conference 2011 and at the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, 2009. He has B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • IoT Connectivity Considerations
  • Back to Wireless Basics
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN)
  • Building Your IoT Solution
  • Conclusion