For consumers, commercial and automotive engineers, and their peers on Internet of Things (IoT) design teams, developing IoT applications is exciting, hard work. Challenges and opportunities abound, from sourcing, connecting, and cleaning data; prioritizing applications for exploration; to building new solutions to solve critical pain points; and scaling efforts using industry platforms. Consumer IoT has obviously set the pace with connected home applications, with commercial and automotive IoT following the lead. Now, the rollout of 5G will make these sacrifices worthwhile. By offering high-speed connectivity, 5G will allow IoT to achieve lift-off, opening the door to decades of dazzling innovation to come.
To understand cross-industry plans for IoT, TE Connectivity (TE) conducted an IoT market survey, receiving 180 responses from primarily senior engineers. Here’s what they said:
5G solves critical challenges, enabling companies to capture diverse types of data and move data faster. These advances, paired with lower consumption IoT devices and miniaturized components, will open the door to more applications over time.
More innovation is needed, with 57% of engineers seeking greater hardware endurance advances, 52% wanting to tie measurement accuracy with measurement stability, 46% needing better sensor intelligence, 31% looking to boost processing speeds, and 16% hoping to leverage cloud analytics.
Three issues predominate with solution design, with 49% citing finding the right hardware and connectivity as challenges to address, while 44% cited ensuring effective security as a leading requirement.
Solution design begins with hardware, with 78% of engineers specifying hardware first, and only 22% beginning with software.
TE Connectivity stands ready to help you with your IoT application. We provide a wide array of sensor solutions and data connectivity products to help you capture and transmit data at high speeds to unlock the power of the connected world.
To help you with your IoT journey and solution consideration, we have created the following resources:
The rapid development of technologies such as 5G and the IoT offer greater openness and the need for businesses to expand their capabilities. Collaboration is often a path forward to gaining the speed, and scale companies seek.
TE is ready to support you with insight, IoT experience, and a broad sensor portfolio to power your IoT applications. Contact us today to get started.