New eBook looks at smart home device development
The ebook called “7 Experts on Designing Commercially Successful Smart Home Devices” sees subject matter experts from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Ingersoll Rand give their advice on the most important factors for developing new IoT solutions.
Both homes and commercial premises have looked to incorporate smart devices for a wide range of applications. These smart devices make it possible to control many functions, such as lighting, climate control, HVAC and security. To function correctly, the systems need to be interconnected and the need carefully planned design engineering, as well as knowledge of the specific requirements for a successful connected device. Both smart buildings and smart cities require the integration of a network of sensors, processors, artificial intelligence (AI), and connectivity solutions. These integration of all of these differing competencies requires developers to have a mastery of an extensive range of technologies and products.
The 7 Experts on Designing Commercially Successful Smart Home Devices ebook from Mouser and ST covers topics that include edge processing, user experience, and life cycle design. The eBook also looks at product information for several useful products from ST that are ideal for smart home designs. These products include the STM32 L5 ultra-low-power MCU series, which is a range in the STM32 family of MCUs. The STM32 L5 series is based on an Arm Cortex-M33 processor with TrustZone for Armv8-M. The range is ideal for IoT applications that need high security and low power consumption. Also featured in the eBook are ST’s BlueNRG-M2 application processor modules, which are intended to offer a complete RF platform in a small form factor. The devices support IoT and smart home devices by providing Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 connectivity and BQE qualification. ST’s VL53L3CX time-of-flight ranging sensor uses the company’s 3rd-generation FlightSense technology, which combines a high-performance proximity and ranging sensor with multi-target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction.