Create an IoT Gateway with EMnify, Raspberry Pi and Sixfab
While there are several ways to connect your IoT devices, cellular connectivity is by far the favorite choice for mobile applications. Although when you are in the prototyping phase of your IoT application, mobile connectivity can get a little tricky with choosing the modem, the connectivity provider, the configuration required, etc.
Arduino vs Raspberry Pi: What's the best hardware for IoT prototyping?
Choosing the right hardware is one of the key questions for building any IoT solution. This decision directly impacts important factors like the functionality, security and scalability of your IoT project. For prototyping and piloting purposes, Raspberry Pi models and Arduino boards are the most common choices, but which one is the best for your solution? You’re about to find out.
Evaluating NB-IoT and LTE-M with Raspberry Pi Part-2
The first part of this post explains how to set up a Raspberry Pi with a Sixfab “Cellular IoT HAT” extension board and prepare it for custom evaluation of an LTE-M or NB-IoT network. For this purpose, we introduced a Python program template that allows users to submit a sequence of AT control commands to the sixfab LTE-M/NB-IoT modem which is based on a Quectel BG96 network interface module. In this post, I will describe my own experience with cellular IoT trials in a difficult-to-reach area which represents a typical IoT location for device deployment: a room located below ground level with concrete walls where no standard cellular network can be used.