MANUFACTURERS and engineers using Texas Instruments technology now have an easier option to connect with the Internet of Things.
Product manufacturers hoping to enable their products to make use of the cloud need proven hardware, software, and ways to connect to the Internet and manage services.
Recognising this, TI introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This allows its customers to quickly and easily find the best cloud service provider to meet their individual needs.
The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare. Each member has demonstrated its cloud service offering on one or more of TI’s wireless connectivity, microcontroller (MCU) and processor solutions for a wide range of IoT applications spanning industrial, home automation, health and fitness, automotive and more.
TI customers will be able to make use of the ecosystem of providers to bring their IoT enabled solutions to market faster, quickly connecting and scaling their network of connected products.
While the Internet of Things concept has been around for years, it has recently seen an explosion, with industry analysts expecting rapid growth over the next few years based on mature technology. By 2020, 50 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet, providing smart and invisible technology.