• PUREmodules: An IoT Development Method to Simplify Prototype Hardware

      Afzal, Furqaan; Rodriguez, Michael; Lee, Kyle; Ono, Sashi; Lee, Hua; Radzicki, Vincent; Pure Engineering; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      Conventional hardware development of sensor systems can be complex and tedious due to the time-consuming procedures of prototyping the physical hardware and the lack of firmware examples for testing and evaluation. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a new development process in the format of one single core module with a standardized interface so that a large number of sensors may be connected easily in an ad-hoc manner. The sensors can then be programmed with standard development tools and processes. The concept of the design modules enables effective and rapid prototyping of hardware implementations without prior knowledge of the low-level details of the hardware components. With this capability, sensors can be connected to a core module for rapid development of low-cost high-performance devices.