The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Category: AWS IoT Device Management

How to perform secondary processor over-the-air updates with FreeRTOS

Many embedded architectures include a connectivity processor connected to one or more secondary processors that perform business logic. The ability to perform secondary processor over-the-air (OTA) updates is just as critical as updating the connectivity processor. This is because it allows for low-cost patching of bugs and security vulnerabilities as well as delivering new features […]

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Introducing Secure Tunneling for AWS IoT Device Management, a new secure way to troubleshoot IoT devices

AWS IoT Device Management has a breadth of tools that enable businesses to build  IoT applications for every industry. However, when it comes to remote access to devices, that typically has involved a customer sending a control message either through a MQTT topic, or updating the device’s shadow and then having the device agent take action […]

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Getting Aggregate Information of Devices with AWS IoT Device Management Fleet Indexing

AWS IoT Device Management Fleet Indexing has launched three APIs for getting aggregate information of devices: GetStatistics, GetPercentiles and GetCardinality. With these APIs, you can quickly answer questions like: What’s the percentage of the devices connecting to AWS IoT? What’s the maximum, minimum and average of device battery level? How many OS versions are present? […]

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Securing Amazon FreeRTOS devices at scale with Infineon OPTIGA Trust X

Post by David Walters, Senior Partner Specialist Solutions Architect, IoT at Amazon Web Services, and Artem Yushev, Applications Engineer, Embedded Security Systems, at Infineon. One of the most significant challenges for device manufacturers developing new microcontroller-based IoT devices is how to manufacture and provision those devices at scale without compromising security. In this blog post, we […]

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Perform OTA Updates on Espressif ESP32 using Amazon FreeRTOS Bluetooth Low Energy

Amazon FreeRTOS 2019.06.00 Major now includes Bluetooth Low Energy MQTT proxy support to simplify tasks such as Wi-Fi provisioning and secure connections to AWS IoT services. The Bluetooth Low Energy feature enables you to build low-power devices that can be paired to a customer’s mobile device for connectivity without requiring Wi-Fi. Devices can communicate using […]

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Provisioning with a bootstrap certificate in AWS IoT Core

One of the core tenets of managing IoT devices is provisioning, which is the process of registering a device on a particular platform or a system. When bootstrapping your devices, it’s important to establish mutual authentication between the device and an Internet of Things (IoT) endpoint to prevent threats like man-in-the-middle attacks. Device certificates are by […]

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Get Started with the IoT Foundation Series from AWS Training and Certification

The IoT Foundation Series, a new curriculum dedicated to IoT on AWS, is now available online on the AWS Training and Certification website. This curriculum contains self-directed online training classes that are scenario-based and aligned with the library of IoT design patterns called the IoT Atlas and IoT best practices in AWS whitepapers. This curriculum […]

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Connect your devices to AWS IoT using LoRaWAN

For many IoT use-cases, sensors only ever need to transmit infrequent and low bit-rate data. These sensors may communicate over large distances and have battery lives spanning in years, which means they are replaced infrequently. A couple of common use-cases would be in Smart Cities (eg. Parking or Waste sensors) and Agriculture (eg. Soil Monitoring […]

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Configuring Cognito User Pools to Communicate with AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core supports certificate-based mutual authentication, custom authorizers, and Amazon Cognito Identity as way to authenticate requests to the AWS IoT device gateway. Amazon Cognito User Pools was made generally available last year. It allows customers to easily add user sign up and sign in to mobile and web apps. You can use Cognito […]

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