For Farnell, the survey will also help shape the company’s product range and technical resources to support the IoT’s diverse and evolving technology.
The survey is open from today until the 1st December 2020. Results of the survey will be shared next spring. Participants in the survey are also able to enter a competition with the following prizes:
• An iPad Pro 11-inch
• A £250 Amazon gift card (or local currency equivalent)
• A £50 Amazon gift card (or local currency equivalent)
The Farnell 2020 annual IoT survey will be open to any engineer that is working on IoT solutions. The survey questions have been developed to provide a deep dive into the IoT industry and its responses will help to provide a greater insight into the technologies, challenges, and opportunities faced by IoT developers. The results will also provide an insight into how the IoT industry is changing year-on-year to show the full range of applications and trends and how the use of AI is growing. Understanding the impact COVID-19 has on IoT developments is also a key focus.
The 2019 survey showed the growing role of hardware in the design process for IoT solutions. Participants responded that off the shelf hardware platforms were gaining in popularity to shorten time-to-market. Fifty-four percent of participants were using single board computers as embedded development platforms for end-products. Nearly 50% of respondents had used AI in their design in 2019. Interoperability and certification to standards continued to be identified as key to accelerating the benefits of IoT in both the 2018 and 2019 surveys.
Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technical Marketing for Farnell says: “The results from our annual global survey will provide engineers working in IoT with greater insight into the technology solutions currently available in the market and support efficient decision-making when identifying new systems and overcoming common issues. The responses will also help shape the product range and technical