Embedded Product Planning and Requirements Guide

There has never been a better time to build embedded products. A profusion of open-source software stacks, community resources, silicon components, and electronics assemblies have made it possible to develop polished, feature-rich products in a minimal amount of time.

Yet paradoxically, the abundance of technology choices without clear and definitive selection criteria can derail development into non-productive research projects and analysis paralysis. Worse yet, bets on technology losers can force engineering teams into market-delaying re-work exercises or early product obsolescence.

To simplify the information overload at the outset of your Internet of Things (IoT) or embedded project, we’ve examined the most important criteria to consider, put together a list of the most used technologies, and rated them in easy-to-compare categories. We sincerely hope that this guide can reduce the effort and risk in building your next product.