Siemens IoT Framework Add-on enables devices builders to bring feature-rich smart devices and intelligent edge devices to market faster, at a lower cost, and in a secure manner.
Embedded IoT Framework Add-on integrates and extends the IoT functionality offered by cloud backend providers to embedded devices. It enables secure cloud connectivity, device management and monitoring, remote software updates, and remote device diagnostics and profiling.
Cloud and On-premise backend support
The framework integrates with and complements the backend functions provided by major cloud vendors, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Siemens MindSphere, and others. The IoT Framework design enables the integration of cloud-vendor-provided embedded SDKs alongside a well-defined set of IoT Framework device APIs, which can be extended as needed. By integrating Eclipse IoT technology components like Eclipse hawkBit™, the framework also supports on-premise or remote servers for fleet management.
IoT Framework along with Siemens’ embedded runtime platforms (Linux & RTOS) makes technology elements available that are necessary to ensure a secure IoT solution. The platforms support comprehensive device security, for example, secure boot enablement, ensuring access control, enabling crypto accelerators, or implementing hardware-enforced separation. The platform provides the infrastructure to keep data secure whether it is data at rest, data in use, or data in motion.
A Complete IoT Solution
Developing an end-to-end IoT Solution requires integrating a diverse set of technologies. There is a range of expertise needed, including embedded software development and the backend and front-end skills needed for web or mobile application development. This need to integrate and develop applications on a broad spectrum for a successful end-to-end IoT solution has put a strain on organizations to build and manage diverse development teams quickly and cost-effectively. Siemens Embedded IoT Framework can help organizations overcome this challenge in a scalable fashion since it comes enabled for various cloud platforms and also bundles reference web and Mobile applications that allow users to remotely interact with their smart devices or the intelligent edge. The reference applications are developed in the Mendix low code application development platform
Device Health Monitoring, Diagnostics and Analysis
The Siemens IoT Framework enables remote system health monitoring, which allows device builders to understand operational aspects of the embedded device. For example, data related to interrupt activity, watchdog daemons, or CPU/memory/network usage can be collected and presented on the backend for tracking and analysis. In addition, leveraging Siemens’s proven Sourcery Analyzer technology, the instrumented system can generate time-series data, which can be accessed via the cloud and remotely analyzed for OS/platform diagnostics, system health monitoring, and device profiling.