My IoT M2M Cookbook has now a nearly final version. It explains in details how to move from an idea for a wireless device to a product for mass production.
Table of contents:
1 Why to write the IoT / M2M Cookbook? 5
2 Fundamental considerations before starting the IoT / M2M project 5
3 Certifications and approvals 6
4 Cellular data communication (GPRS, USSD, SMS, CSD, DTMF) 9
5 Supply voltage 13
6 Antennas for IoT / M2M devices 16
7 Simulation of an embedded GSM PCB track antenna 28
8 Components around the cellular module 39
9 Examples for mistakes and errors during M2M development 42
10 Testing your M2M device 48
11 AT Commands 50
12 Nice tools to make the IoT / M2M development easier (27.04.2014) 52
13 Thank you 53
See the whole table of contents with all chapters: http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M/m2m_iot_cookbook
Example for feedback:
“I wanted to send you a short note to thank you for the cookbook. I am enjoying it a lot, and it is helping me address some issues in my designs! I wish you had sent it to me last year!!”
Nevertheless, I would like to make my book even better. Right now the book will come with:
- Design check list
- Separate files regarding inverted F antennas and how to design them
- A bulk of links to external resources
What do you miss? Which problem or user mistake burned a lot of your time during your first wireless design? Can you remember?
As you can see I called it a cookbook. A cookbook is a book, that explains you how to create something on your own. On the first pages of a cookbook is often explained how to use the ingredients. Cooking is one of my hobbies. The composition of a cookbook in my mind was the guideline for how structure the IoT M2M cookbook. However, any cookbook has a limited number of pages. How to crack the limitation? Right now I am thinking about following the idea of a cookbook in my kitchen and offering separate cooking recipes. This will give me the freedom to offer further add-ons without touching the main book.
Before I move further and add maybe write another chapter or start with writing separate cooking recipes, I would like to ask third parties. Please advice.
What are your wishes? What to do to create the best IoT M2M Cookbook?
Thank you in advance for any feedback by comment or by email to harald.naumann (at) gsm-modem.de