When developing an IoT end point device, where exactly does a designer start? It all begins with the purpose of the device. This will help in determining what board to use as the device’s foundation. From there, a series of additional questions need to be answered. For instance, must the device be cost effective, or is size more important? Furthermore, what type of connectivity will it require? What type of power demands need to be considered? You get the idea, no doubt. The two part article that follows does an excellent job of reviewing the top IoT development board platforms. The pros and cons of each will provide you with a good idea where to start in order to create the most successful device for your application.

The latter half of this decade has seen an incredible increase in IoT products that range from smart homes to smart cities, smart cars and more. Even with this tremendous growth, there seems to be no slowing down as spending on IoT is predicted to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, while cellular IoT connections are expected to reach 3.5 billion in 2023.

With a potential of the IoT dollar pie increasing at that rate, companies, startups and even hobbyists will all try to get a slice for themselves.

New IoT devices are being created and supplied to the market every day. Before reaching that stage, there needs to be a starting point. Will you know what you want to create? What parts and boards should you use? Will you know how to implement IoT solutions into your device?

In this list, we will show you our top 5 IoT development board platforms (in no particular order) that you can use for your developmental stage or to simply understand how IoT can be implemented into your device.

Read part one of the article on IoT Times


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