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Best practices for designing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices

What is IoT Design

IoT Design is a special domain of Design that includes the most pervasive kind of electronic device in the market right now: the Internet of Things.

IoT is everywhere. For the past decade, we’ve been heavily focused on turning our world into a smart, connected world. This will be even more true in the decade to come. Smart cities and homes, connected health, industrial IoT, and smart products are in our present and our future. This, is a major driver in the electronics industry, opening brand new markets and opportunities.

But surviving the revolution of electronic product development is not easy. Though to consumers, IoT devices look sleek and simple, the reality is, they are very far from it.  A distinct set of components, physical interfaces, PCBs, and rigid-flex circuits add design challenges we didn’t have before.

So – if you’re looking to enter the IoT market space and design your own IoT device, you need to start by designing an awesome PCB. The most effective way to do it is to use the tools included in the Siemens portfolio, such as PADS Professional, Xpedition, and all the simulation tools integrated with them.

IoT Design

7 Design Areas you need to consider in IoT Design

The IoT Design DomainWith the cost of components for IoT devices being relatively high, component selection is key to making sure you meet both your cost and functional demands.

How to Achieve Success with IoT

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How to Achieve Success with IoT

This helpful guide tackles the aspects of IoT implementation that companies wrestle with the most, such as creating a strong business case, managing security requirements, and identifying the top requirements of a successful system.

What is Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used for devices (things) that can be connected to the internet and transmit data into a repository. This enables applications (apps) to be used to analyze this data and provide discoveries, insights, intelligence, and decision support to the devices so they can operate better, or to the users of the device to optimize their activities. IoT has become a popular term and has already been implemented in the consumer and retail space. Examples of domains that benefit from IoT are wearables, smartphones, music, e-books, fashion, etc. The list is long. It has changed the way we read, listen, communicate, conduct financial dealings, socialize, and many other aspects.

IoT PCB Design
Ejemplo de dispositivo IoT multiplaca, diseñado con PADS Professional.

Software Tools for IoT Design

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Ivano Tognetti


Product Manager

Ivano, at the forefront of electronics since
the 1980s, is Product Manager for the
EDA (Electronic Design Automation)
area. The management of projects in
various European countries gives him a
very wide vision of the market and its

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