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IoT devices

What is an IoT device?

An IoT device refers to any physical object or device that is connected to the Internet and that can collect, send, or receive data.

An IoT device is typically embedded with sensors and communication capabilities to interact with the physical world and other devices.

IoT devices can vary widely in their form, functionality, and application. We can find IoT devices in various domains such as smart homes, healthcare, industrial monitoring, agriculture, and more. Examples of IoT devices include smart thermostats, wearable fitness trackers, smart home security systems, industrial sensors, or connected medical devices such as blood glucose monitors or pacemakers.

Codasip glossary - connected devices and smart devices or IoT devices

Why use IoT devices?

The choice of processor cores in IoT devices is primarily driven by the need for low power consumption, cost-effectiveness, and the specific requirements of the device’s intended use case. IoT devices often operate on battery power or have limited power sources, so using low-power processors such as Codasip L11 and Codasip L31 helps extend battery life and ensure efficient energy usage. Additionally, microcontrollers and SoC processors tailored for IoT applications often have hardware and software optimizations to support real-time responsiveness, low-latency communication, and efficient data processing, all of which are critical for many IoT scenarios.

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