Internet of Things Product Design and Development

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IoT Design Services

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Leveraging extensive experience with IoT design and development, Cardinal Peak empowers clients with the ability to quickly bring products to market that seamlessly integrate with mobile applications and cloud systems. By their nature, IoT systems are complex and require detailed knowledge of communications protocols, security standards, data collection, AI/ML and analytics. With many IoT applications being high volume, designing to minimize both the device BOM and the long-term cloud costs is crucial. Our team understands those requirements and possesses the skills and experience necessary to develop state-of-the-art connected devices for today’s networked ecosystems.

Our deep internet of things product design expertise ensures your device will be intuitive to set up and use while maintaining security. We work with the major IoT platforms and component suppliers, and our experience with appropriately leveraging existing technologies will help you reduce both cost and time to market.

Case Studies Exhibiting Our IoT Product Development Expertise

As a top IoT device design company, Cardinal Peak supports innovative internet of things product development, including the projects below. If you’re looking for IoT product development expertise, from devices, connectivity and the cloud to edge AI/ML and IoT apps, contact us for IoT design services.

FAQs About IoT Design and Development

Which are the important stages in IoT product development?

The first stage of any product development is ideation, where the core value propositions are explored. For IoT products, you generally have multiple user interfaces, including a mobile app for end users, internal web portals for engineering and manufacturing teams, and often physical controls on devices. The UX design team takes the high-level vision and creates wireframes, mockups and eventually the user interfaces. The engineering team turns the vision into a producible product. Working in parallel to the engineering team, the QA team tests the end-to-end product, initially ensuring it matches the design intent before eventually managing alpha (“friends and family”) and beta (limited customer) testing. After product release, marketing reviews customer feedback to understand what features resonate with customers and whether any functionality needs to be added, enhanced, refined or eliminated. For IoT systems, these updates to the product are regularly released via the software update process.

What is IoT application development?

IoT application development can refer to 1) the embedded software on the device, 2) the cloud application for managing devices and users, or 3) the end-user application (generally on a smartphone). These M2M (machine-to-machine) apps exchange data without having a person involved. IoT uses vary from smart home (controls of locks, thermostat, lights and other appliances) to industrial IoT applications in warehouses and manufacturing facilities to smart cities and more.

How do I create an IoT product?

Many tools and resources are available to speed internet of things product design and development. For prototypes, you can select from a large variety of dev kits to find one that already implements the features you are most interested in demonstrating. This is a fast path to demonstrate your value proposition, but it is neither cost-effective for volume production nor robust enough to be a product. Depending on your volume and the specific manufacturer, you can slightly customize the solution. For more unique products, you will need an IoT device design company. Depending on your anticipated sales volume, your design team may choose to leverage reference designs, IoT platforms or other existing components to get the right balance between NRE (nonrecurring engineering) for design and final manufactured costs. For a high-volume product, it is worth spending more on design to minimize the BOM (bill of materials).

Internet of Things Design Resources

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How to Set Up and Work with a LoRa Device

Our expert describes how to set up and work with a LoRa GPS-tracker node device. Among other functions, these LoRa devices typically keep track of their location via GPS and send data through gateways onto the LoRaWAN network.

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What’s on the Horizon for Internet of Things Product Development

With our daily lives becoming increasingly digitized, IoT product development will continue to transform how we live, work, learn and entertain ourselves. Check out what our connected devices expert believes will drive the IoT forward.

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Embedded Engineering and IoT Expertise to Boost Your Career

Do you want to work in IoT product development? Our expert highlights the IoT expertise necessary, how to gain those skills, and the most exciting and challenging parts of the job.

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