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An Introduction to the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a digital revolution that in the time to come will have a major impact on our lives. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the IoT.
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In times to come, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have an increasing impact on our lives. The IoT is used in smart homes, smart cities and touches every industry. Many have predicted that the IoT will be the next big digital revolution.
This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the IoT.
The first part of the book introduces embedded systems. Central topics are sensors, actuators and the architecture of embedded systems.
The second part of the book introduces the IoT, the architecture of the IoT, IoT communication and important IoT technologies. Other topics are also discussed like cloud computing and big data in connection with the IoT.

  • Preface
  • Part 1 Embedded Systems
  1. Introducing Embedded Systems
    1. What Is an Embedded System?
    2. Real-Time Embedded Systems
    3. Embedded Systems Compared With Computers
    4. Features of Embedded Systems
    5. Robots and Embedded Systems
  2. Use of Embedded Systems
    1. Embedded Systems in Vehicles
    2. Some Examples of Embedded Systems
  3. Sensors and Actuators
    1. Transducers
    2. Sensors
    3. Some Sensors
    4. Sensor Fusion
    5. Actuators
    6. Use of Actuators
  4. Architecture of Embedded Systems
    1. Hardware Architecture
    2. Software Architecture
    3. Operating System Architecture
    4. Middleware
    5. Some Operating Systems for Embedded Systems
    6. Standards of Embedded Systems
  5. Programming of Embedded Systems
  • Part 2 The Internet of Things
  1. What is the Internet of Things?
    1. Examples of the Internet of Things
    2. Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet of Things
  2. How the Cloud Works
    1. What is the Cloud?
    2. The Cloud Architecture
  3. How the Internet of Things Works
    1. The Main Components of the Internet of Things
    2. Some Basic Technologies in the Internet of Things
    3. A Model for the Internet of Things
  4. Big Data and the Internet of Things
    1. Big Data
    2. Data Collection
    3. Data Aggregation
    4. Machine Learning in the Internet of Things
    5. The Role of Data Analysis in the Internet of Things
  5. The Architecture of the Internet of Things
    1. Important Technologies in the Internet of Things
    2. Some Requirements for an Internet of Things Architecture
    3. Internet of Things Platforms
    4. A Four-Stage Architecture of an Internet of Things System
    5. IoT Gateways
    6. Edge Computing
  6. Internet of Things Communication
    1. Wired and Wireless Internet of Things Solutions
    2. Some Wireless Connectivity Technologies
    3. Four Types of Internet of Things Wireless Networks
    4. Internet of Things Protocols and Standards
  7. Platforms for the Internet of Things
    1. Some Internet of Things Platforms
    2. Wiring the Internet of Things
  8. Internet of Things Security
    1. Some Threats to the Internet of Things Security
    2. Some Internet of Things Security Attacks
    3. Security Challenges
    4. How to Secure Internet of Things Devices
  9. Design for the Internet of Things
    1. Understand the Application
    2. Principles of Good Internet of Things Design
  10. Internet of Things Statistics
    1. The Size of the Internet of Things
    2. What is the Future of the Internet of Things?
  • Bibliography

About the Author

Einar Krogh