Connecting to the Internet of things has become a more commonplace event thanks to the introduction of increasingly smarter all-in-one type systems. The intricate ecosystem of connected objects has become easier than ever before to implement. As a result, the pace of IoT innovation is accelerating, as organizations of all types and sizes are putting the IoT to work. What is key in driving this acceleration is the combined capabilities of sensors, communication protocols, and machine-learning algorithms found in smart boards. The article that follows describes how these smart boards work, and also provides some specific examples. 

The road to product creation for the Internet of things is paved with smart boards. In recent years, the use of readily available, economical development platforms for IoT product design has enriched the market as developers have leveraged the communications features of various systems and protocols.

Smart boards — whether microcontroller- or SoC-based boards, or single-board computers — enable cost-effective prototyping and are a fundamental step in the development of interconnected objects. The market segment for IoT development boards is populated both by electronics giants and by startups, some of which are financed through crowdfunding initiatives. IoT development activity is converging around a series of dominant technologies.

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