What are the different type of IoT devices?

Other than Bolt wifi module. what are the different type of IoT devices?

IoT is a very vast field, and IoT Devices are effectively everywhere. The Bolt WiFi module would fall under the definition of a development board with a microcontroller. A microcontroller is a compact integrated circuit designed to govern a specific operation in an embedded system. A typical microcontroller includes a processor, memory and input/output (I/O) peripherals on a single chip. Basically, its the computing brain of any device you build with it.

Development Boards have microcontrollers and some other peripherals attached, like the Bolt module.

Some other popular IoT boards are:

  1. Raspberry Pi
  2. Arduino Uno
  3. Particle Photon
  4. Arduino Nano
  5. Jetson Nano
  6. ESP 32
  7. Banana Pi
  8. Arduino Mega
  9. Tessel 2
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Bolt IoT is a firmware installed on the ESP8266. Made exclusively for easy programming and handling of data. And using the UART feature, we can use it to communicate with Arduino dev boards.

Earlier Bolt used to have SD card with the firmware installed on it. But with updates, cloud was ultimately the best option to keep the module safe.

Anything can be an IoT device. As long as its connected to the Internet. For portability and size, we use microcontrollers for this purpose.

Below is a List of Popular Microcontrollers for IoT

1. ATMEL AVRs

ATMEGA32 series, ATMEGA16 series, AVR128 series

2. Microchip

PIC18 series (including PIC12 and PIC16), PIC32 series, SAM series

3. NXP

LPC series (ARM Cortex-M0), K32 Series (ARM Cortex-M4/M0), LPC55x Series (ARM CortexM33), i.MX series (Cortex-M7),

4. Texas Instruments

SimpleLink series (ARM Cortex M4), MSP430 series (MSP432), C2000, CC3200/CC3120/CC3220, SERIES (WI-FI ENABLED)

5. Renesas

S1/S3/S5/S7 series

6. Espressif

ESP8266, ESP32

7. Others

8051 Intel

For making projects which may or may not be on an industrial level, Development boards are used.

Below is a list of Development boards supporting IoT -

  1. Onion Omega2
  2. RAK Wireless WisLink Cellular BG96 Shield
  3. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (All models)
  4. Intel Edison
  5. Adafruit FONA and Feather IoT boards
  6. ESP8266 (most used)
  7. Pycom IoT
  8. Particle IoT Boards (latest - capability still unknown)
  9. Arduino Nano, MKR series
  10. Libelium Waspmote
  11. Airboard
  12. Autonomo
  13. Tessel 2
  14. Media Linkit One
  15. BeagleBone Wireless Board (Latest - Black edition)

In case you need any other information, let me know.

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