Getting Started with STM32 MCU using StmcubeMX software:

STM32 is a great choice for development of MCU based project

with  the powerful ARM cortex M3 ,M4,M7 u will the much processing power and speed

the stm 32 comes with some great tools to aid your development

StmcubeMX gives to great flexibility to design ur project with its gui interface u can easy configure all the peripherals and generate the code to get ur project started

u can download the stmcubeMX from the st official website

 

ConnectiFY a IOT Development Platform |Great for learning IOT and Embedded System

ConnectiFY is a great platform for begineers makers hobbiest students and those who want to start there learning in field of IOT and embedded system

this platform supports a large ecosystem of microcontrollers which lets you to chose the MCU of your choice

ConnectiFY has onboard Ethernet,Wifi,LORA ,Bluetooth,XBEE so you can sellect a communication medium as per your application demands

Connectify also have a great online support on there website from were you can start learning very easily

they have a complet step by step guide and Sample project for every microcontroler platform

Supported Daughter Boards

  • Arduino
  • AVR
  • ARM
  • 8051
  • Esp8266

for more detailed information pls visit theiotacademy.com

Data Aggregator and Monitoring system

Data Aggregator and monitoring system is basically a IOT based Monitoring system

which uses Predictive approach rather than traditional Reactive approach

In current scenario the whole industrial automation is based on plc and scada

but with Industrial IOT and M2M we can design a system which is more reliable and also provide a great analytical approach.

 

credits : theiotacademy

MQTT: Message Queuing Telemetry Transport

MQTT was developed by Andy Stanford-Clark (IBM) and Arlen Nipper (Eurotech; now Cirrus Link) in 1999 for the monitoring of an oil pipeline through the desert. The goals were to have a protocol, which is bandwidth-efficient and uses little battery power, because the devices were connected via satellite link and this was extremely expensive at that time.

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MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight messaging protocol that provides resource-constrained network clients with a simple way to distribute telemetry information. The protocol, which uses a publish/subscribe communication pattern, is used for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and plays an important role in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The protocol uses a publish/subscribe architecture in contrast to HTTP with its request/response paradigm. Publish/Subscribe is event-driven and enables messages to be pushed to clients. The central communication point is the MQTT broker, it is in charge of dispatching all messages between the senders and the rightful receivers. Each client that publishes a message to the broker, includes a topic into the message. The topic is the routing information for the broker. Each client that wants to receive messages subscribes to a certain topic and the broker delivers all messages with the matching topic to the client. Therefore the clients don’t have to know each other, they only communicate over the topic. This architecture enables highly scalable solutions without dependencies between the data producers and the data consumers.
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Facebook currently uses MQTT for their messenger app, not only because the protocol conserves battery power during mobile phone-to-phone messaging, but also because in spite of inconsistent Internet connections across the globe, the protocol allows messages to be delivered efficiently in milliseconds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) supports MQTT, as well as HTTP, for connecting remote devices to the Amazon IoT cloud.

MQTT – Messages

Messages are the information that you want to exchange between your devices. Whether it’s a command or data.

With the publish and subscribe system you can do pretty much anything you want in your home automation projects.

MQTT – Topics

Another important concept is topics. Topics are the way you register interest for incoming messages or how you specify where you want to publish your message.

Topics are represented with strings separated by slashes. The slashes indicate the topic level.

Summary

This simple application is just an example and can be easily adapted and reused for more advanced purposes. You could simply extend the existing code so that multiple clients in different rooms measure the temperature and brightness, and the Control Center also indicates that. Another possibility would be to replace the Control Center through a web dashboard where the values are displayed in several charts using the Paho JavaScript library.

As we have seen, it is possible with very little effort to create application that communicates over MQTT. The Eclipse Paho library implements all the functionality that is described in the MQTT specification and MQTT should be a tool in the repertoire of every developer, who deals with the Internet of Things or the requirement of connecting mobile devices.

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Efficient power converter for internet of things(IOT) devices

New Design reduces converter’s resting power consumption by 50 percent.

The “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks.and we can monitor all things with a single device.iot,internet of things

Those sensors will have to operate at very low powers, in order to extend battery life for months or make do with energy harvested from the environment. But that means that they’ll need to draw a wide range of electrical currents. A sensor might, for instance, wake up every so often, take a measurement, and perform a small calculation to see whether that measurement crosses some threshold.Those operations require relatively little current, but occasionally, the sensor might need to transmit an alert to a distant radio receiver. That requires much larger currents.

Generally, power converters, which take an input voltage and convert it to a steady output voltage, are efficient only within a narrow range of currents. But at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference last week, researchers from MIT’s Microsystems Technologies Laboratories (MTL) presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current levels.

“Typically, converters have a quiescent power, which is the power that they consume even when they’re not providing any current to the load,” says Arun Paidimarri, who was a postdoc at MTL when the work was done and is now at IBM Research. “So, for example, if the quiescent power is a microamp, then even if the load pulls only a nanoamp, it’s still going to consume a microamp of current. My converter is something that can maintain efficiency over a wide range of currents.”

Paidimarri, who also earned doctoral and master’s degrees from MIT, is first author on the conference paper. He’s joined by his thesis advisor, Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

Packet perspective

The researchers’ converter is a step-down converter, meaning that its output voltage is lower than its input voltage. In particular, it takes input voltages ranging from 1.2 to 3.3 volts and reduces them to between 0.7 and 0.9 volts.

“In the low-power regime, the way these power converters work, it’s not based on a continuous flow of energy,” Paidimarri says. “It’s based on these packets of energy. You have these switches, and an inductor, and a capacitor in the power converter, and you basically turn on and off these switches.”

The control circuitry for the switches includes a circuit that measures the output voltage of the converter. If the output voltage is below some threshold — in this case, 0.9 volts — the controllers throw a switch and release a packet of energy. Then they perform another measurement and, if necessary, release another packet.

If no device is drawing current from the converter, or if the current is going only to a simple, local circuit, the controllers might release between 1 and a couple hundred packets per second. But if the converter is feeding power to a radio, it might need to release a million packets a second.

To accommodate that range of outputs, a typical converter — even a low-power one — will simply perform 1 million voltage measurements a second; on that basis, it will release anywhere from 1 to 1 million packets. Each measurement consumes energy, but for most existing applications, the power drain is negligible. For the internet of things, however, it’s intolerable.

Paidimarri and Chandrakasan’s converter thus features a variable clock, which can run the switch controllers at a wide range of rates. That, however, requires more complex control circuits. The circuit that monitors the converter’s output voltage, for instance, contains an element called a voltage divider, which siphons off a little current from the output for measurement. In a typical converter, the voltage divider is just another element in the circuit path; it is, in effect, always on.

But siphoning current lowers the converter’s efficiency, so in the MIT researchers’ chip, the divider is surrounded by a block of additional circuit elements, which grant access to the divider only for the fraction of a second that a measurement requires. The result is a 50 percent reduction in quiescent power over even the best previously reported experimental low-power, step-down converter and a tenfold expansion of the current-handling range.

“This opens up exciting new opportunities to operate these circuits from new types of energy-harvesting sources, such as body-powered electronics,” Chandrakasan says.

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Materials provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Original written by Larry Hardesty. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.