These days there's no lack of operating systems to choose from for embedded systems; Wikipedia counts about 100 of them. The Eclipse survey still shows Linux leading the pack, with Windows, FreeRTOS and Mbed OS being widely used as well.
When it comes to testing your boards, there are only a few broad methods to choose from. If you’re prototyping, manually testing the board by hand is cost-effective and tells you exactly what you need to know. . . Another common method is Flying Probe Test.
While there are challenges to working with a manufacturer who is thousands of miles away, the benefits of contracting with a Chinese CM—especially the lower costs—are often more than enough reason for startups to look to Shenzhen, China’s manufacturing hub, for support.
If the IoT is the result of individual products communicating with each other through the cloud, then the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is this capability write across the massive industrial systems that power our world.
The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is being felt across every industry, and electronics manufacture is no exception. Connected technology is changing how we interact with our electronics, but just as significantly, it’s also changing how these electronics are being made.