Robogamis are the real heirs of terminators and transformers

Ask anyone what image comes to mind when you say the word ‘robot’, and there’s no doubt you’ll receive responses inspired by popular culture. For example, the liquid metal, shape-shifting T-1000 from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991); or Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots and the main character in the Transformers (2014-) films. […]

Mobile Internet of Things – LTE-M and NB-IoT

Mobile (cellular) IoT technology is becoming a major player in the IoT space.  Mobile Internet of Things refers to low power wide area (LPWA) 3GPP standardised secure operator managed IoT networks in the licensed spectrum (GSMA definition). The 2 complementary licensed 3GPP standards: Long-Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) and Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) are the […]

Internet of Things communications protocols

There are a number of communication protocols at the physical and access network stage which can be used for transmitting data from IoT devices depending on the requirements. A mapping showing a few of these protocols using the TCP/IP model: Some of the protocols  for IoT device network access & physical transmission are LPWAN – […]