The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live. As a result, IoT deployment is diversifying from consumer-based applications such as smart home devices and wearables to mission-critical applications in the areas of public safety, emergency response, industrial automation, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
As these mission-critical applications proliferate, engineers and designers must address important design and test considerations and tradeoffs from early design phase to manufacturing outcomes. Enabling a seamless flow of information to and from a device, infrastructure, cloud and applications, is a top IoT challenge because wireless connectivity is highly complex, and dense device deployments further complicate operations. Yet, mission critical IoT devices are expected to work reliably without fail even in the toughest environments. Fast-evolving wireless standards add to the complexity, and engineers face constant challenges in keeping pace with the latest technologies while ensuring devices can work seamlessly throughout the ecosystem.
Despite the challenges and bottlenecks of the IoT in its current state, it still has many benefits in today’s business world. It’s useful enough that some are willing to throw caution to the wind and make the transition to the IoT—despite all the challenges it provides—to get a jumpstart on their competition before it becomes the next big thing.
IoT opens doors to exciting new applications and opportunities for many industries. But it also brings unprecedented challenges that require thinking in new ways to meet mission-critical requirements. Delivering successful IoT means overcoming IoT’s 5Cs technical challenges. Having a deep understanding of these challenges and knowing what the key design and test considerations are, will build a strong foundation for implementation and deployment across the ecosystem. Use of the right design, validation, compliance testing, manufacturing and security tools throughout the product lifecycle will help to ensure that IoT delivers on its promises.
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