The processors and architectures used by IoT devices define many of their capabilities, such as whether they are capable of strong security and encryption, power consumption, whether they are sophisticated enough to support an operating system, updatable firmware, and embedded device management agents. As with all hardware design, there are complex trade-offs between features, hardware cost, software cost, software upgradability and so on. As a result, understanding the implications of processor choices will demand deep technical skills.
Choosing the right processor could mean a huge difference – a proper processor can handle all the encryption, low-power consumption and OS support it needs to operate properly.
Posted on March 10, 2016
by Edwin Kalischnig