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IOT Overview

Course Description:

The course should provide a broad picture of IoT so that participants understand the “what, why and how” of IoT. To appreciate IoT, an application-oriented outline is deemed suitable. There will be demonstrations to give participants a first-hand experience of IoT. Non-technical folks, software programmers, entrepreneurs, designers, app developers, managers and business decision makers are expected to attend this training. Hence the content should not be too technical or include hands-on exercises.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes:

  • Non-technical background
  • Software Programmers
  • Application Developer
  • Designers
  • Senior Managers

Delivery Method:

The delivery will be instructor-led classroom training with extensive practical case studies, interactive discussions and Q&A / quiz sessions.

Course Outline
What is IoT?

  1. The Internet of yesterday
  2. A definition of IoT
  3. Compare a traditional application and an IoT-enabled application
  4. Demo #1: Smart watering within a mesh network
  5. Overview of IoT components
    • Sensors and actuators
    • Connectivity: wired and wireless
    • Platform: software, APIs, visualization tools
    • Analytics: insights, correlations, smart decisions
    • Application: a unified end-to-end solution
  6. IoT Architecture
    • How the components interconnect
    • Interfaces
    • Centralized vs distributed architectures
  7. A brief history of IoT
  8. Alternative terms of IoT and their nuances
  9. Reasons for IoT now
    • Dropping cost of electronics
    • Advances in microcontrollers and sensor technology
    • Availability of open source software, tools and platforms
    • Pervasiveness of Internet, ubiquitious Wi-Fi and cloud computing
    • Popularity of smartphones and mobile Internet
    • License-free open standardized protocols
  10. Market predictions, growth estimates and opportunities
    • Number of connected devices and size of the market in terms of revenue
    • Opportunities in software for Indian companies
    • Opportunities in hardware platforms and integrated end-to-end solutions
Applications of IoT

  1. Everyday applications vs smart applications
  2. Typical verticals
  3. An in-depth view of a consumer application
  4. Demo #2: Control a light within a Wi-Fi LAN
  5. An in-depth view of an industrial/enterprise application
  6. An in-depth view of an outdoor application
  7. Products and IoT-enabled services already deployed commercially
  8. Demo #3: Monitor water level in a tank and send alarms at low/high thresholds
Technical Aspects of IoT

  1. Sensors
    • Types, technology, cost, form factors and packaging
    • R&D centers and manufacturers in India and overseas
    • Parameters: range, bias, non-linearity, dynamic error, response time, drift, noise, digitization error, operating conditions
  2. Actuators
    • Types, technology, cost, form factors and packaging
    • R&D centers and manufacturers in India and overseas
    • Parameters: response time, reliability, capability, operating conditions, lifetime
  3. Wireless motes
    • Types: dumb, filter and preprocess, autonomous decision maker
    • Commercial motes
    • Manufacturers of microcontrollers
    • Hardware interfacing standards/practices: GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART, USB, MicroSD, JTAG
    • Prototyping platforms
    • Demo #4: Pass around some motes with sensors for participants to look at d. Wireless technologies and mesh routing
    • Short range, medium range and long range
    • Frequency bands, bandwidth and data rates
    • Power consumption
    • Manufacturers of wireless modems and application processors
  4. Data in the cloud
    • A definition of cloud
    • Gateway interfaces from mesh network to the Internet
    • Demo #5: Pass around a gateway for participants to look at
    • Requirements of a cloud platform
    • Commercial IoT-enabled cloud platforms
  5. The application perspective
    • Device cost, power consumption, wireless range
    • Processing, memory, sensor capability
    • Data reporting periodicity, duty cycles, data rates, packet size
    • Standby current and battery life
    • Transmission latency and response times
    • Network density, reliability, scalability, robustness
  6. Demo #6: A teardown of Nest thermostat
    • Sensors and actuators
    • Wireless technologies and chipsets
    • User interfaces and control
    • Cloud platform and analytics
    • The bottomline: reports of savings for consumers
IoT Security

  1. Example scenarios and why this is a big concern
  2. Security on the traditional Internet
  3. Security in wireless and cellular networks
  4. Elements of making IoT secure
Emerging Protocols and Standards

  1. Current products across verticals and why standardize
  2. Where is standardization required
  3. Some possibilities of cooperating or competing standards
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