IoT Systems Design - Lessons Learned from Practical Experience
By Geoff Sizer
Over the past few years, Geoff's company Genesys Electronics Design has designed and developed a wide range of IoT systems, encompassing deployed sensing & actuator devices, through Personal Area, Local Area and Wide Area networks to the Cloud. These systems collectively use most of the communications, processing and powering technologies that are encountered in IoT systems. They include devices which use WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy communications to link with mobile devices and thence the Internet.
IoT systems which will be used as examples are:
Security surveillance monitoring
Surveillance camera support
Home monitoring for the elderly
Water resource monitoring
Mobile device controlled signage
Medical devices for diagnostics
The communications technologies and powering methods used for each of these systems will be described, including selection methodology and field experience.
Geoff will share his experience gained in the development, production transfer and field support of these systems. In particular, he will address:
Cost effective electronics design
Communications methods and options
Antennas and RF signal egress
Enclosures and environmental protection
Electromagnetic compatibility and radiocommunications compliance
Establishing volume production
Deployment and commissioning
Geoff will conclude by describing electronics modules and software that Genesys has developed as an IoT systems development resource, to embody "lessons earned" to allow rapid implementation and deployment of IoT proof-of-concept systems.
How to architect your IoT system
Selection of key communications, powering and other technologies
Tips and tricks for successful under-the-hood design
How to navigate regulatory compliance & certification