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The Technical Foundations of IoT

The Technical Foundations of IoT

Copyright: 2017
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781630812515

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This comprehensive new resource presents a technical introduction to the components, architecture, software, and protocols of IoT. This book is especially catered to those who are interested in researching, developing, and building IoT. The book covers the physics of electricity and electromagnetism laying the foundation for understanding the components of modern electronics and computing. Readers learn about the fundamental properties of matter along with security and privacy issues related to IoT.


From the launch of the internet from ARPAnet in the 1960s to recent connected gadgets, this book highlights the integration of IoT in various verticals such as industry, smart cities, connected vehicles, and smart and assisted living. The overall design patterns, issues with UX and UI, and different network topologies related to architectures of M2M and IoT solutions are explored. Product development, power options for IoT devices, including battery chemistry, actuators from simple buzzers to complex stepper motors, and sensors from gyroscopes to the electrical sensing of organic compounds are covered. Hardware development, sensors, and embedded systems are discussed in detail. This book offers insight into the software components that impinge on IoT solutions, development, network protocols, backend software, data analytics and conceptual interoperability.

Part I-Physical Principles and Information; Electricity and Electromagnetism; Electronics; Information Theory and Computing; Part II-Historical Perspective on the Internet of Things; 50 Years of Networking; Part III- Applications of M2M and IoT; Difference between M2M and IoT; Common Themes around IoT Ecosystems; Drivers and Limitations; Part IV- Architectures of M2M and IoT Solutions; Components of M2M and IoT Solutions; Architectural Considerations; Common IoT Architectures; Human Interfaces; Part V- Hardware; Hardware Development; Power; Actuators; Sensors; Embedded Systems; Part IV- Device Communication; Communication Models; Information Encoding and Standard Quantities; Industry Standards; Part VII- Software; Introduction; Embedded Software Development; Network Protocols: Internet and IoT; Backend Software; Data Analytics; Conceptual Interoperability; Part VIII Security; Security and the Internet of Things; A Beginner’s Guide to Encryption; Threats, Challenges and Concerns for IoT Security and Privacy; Building Secure IoT Systems.

  • Boris Adryan is currently the Head of IoT & Data Analytics for Zuhlke Engineering GmbH and the founder of thingslearnLtd. He received his Ph.D. in developmental genetics at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
  • Dominik Obermaier, CTO, dc-square is the co-founder and CTO at dc-square company. He received his B.S in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences Landshut.
  • Paul Fremantle is the co-founder at WSO2. He received his MA in mathematics and philosophy and an MSc. in computation from Oxford University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in IoT at the University of Portsmouth.


Review by: Rob Van Kranenburg, IoT Council - June 1, 2017

Books like these are vital in explaining to our current decision makers that the new form of value is no longer territory, nor printed money, but data. If you have no governance over data, you have no governance, period. In this book you learn to understand how this came to be and what you can do to build viable and sustainable political and business models for the 21th century.

Review by: Lucy Rogers - June 1, 2017

If you want to know the why, rather than just the how, then this book is for you. From sub atomic particles to what’s inside a relay, this book gives the deeper details of how things work. I wish this book was available when I started my Internet of Things adventures. Buy it, read it and keep it handy for reference throughout your career

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