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Need Advice on The Best IoT Test Tools? Check Out This List

Testing the myriad of IoT devices and networks requires a host of software and hardware tools.

Connected devices have been around for many decades. But the IoT-connected devices are different. They are physical objects or “things” connected by wired or wireless networks to the Internet. IoT devices typically consist of embedded sensors, signal conditioners, hardware chips, boards, and network connections.

Not surprisingly, there are many ways in which all these subsystems and interconnected devices might fail. IoT testing is a critical activity to identify problems early in such a system of systems.

There are many IoT tools available for testing. Which should you use? This gallery will help answer that question by sharing recommendations of the best tools for testing your IoT product's software and hardware.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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