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The 2021 Embedded Product Planning and Requirements Guide



How do you approach building a new embedded or IoT device? The legacy method for doing this was relatively straightforward: outline your requirements, design your hardware board, and develop software to run on it.


However, this method no longer works well today. Competition is fierce,

market windows are short, and customer expectations are high. These

pressures have two direct effects. One is that, rather than hardware,

software now dictates product design. This is because software development

requires significant time and resources, and can make or break a device’s

overall customer experience. The other is that companies must be nimbler

than ever. They need to plan for constant change.

In this guide for IoT and embedded product planning, we examine the most important criteria to consider at the outset, compare a list of the most used technologies, and rate them in easy-to-compare categories.

Chapter one: Our methodology

Chapter two: Setting the scope

Chapter three: Development process

Chapter four: Software stack

Chapter five: Hardware

Chapter six: Wrap-up

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