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How to manage IoT device certificate rotation using AWS IoT

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business operations and customer experiences across a variety of industries. This unlimited opportunity enables business transformation, but if not implemented correctly, it also brings security, risk, and privacy concerns, compromising your data and brand. In industrial facilities, OT (Operational Technology) environments are leveraging more IT solutions to improve […]

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How to detect anomalies in device metrics and improve your security posture using AWS IoT Device Defender custom metrics

Introduction IoT applications and devices can be diverse and are used across industries such as utilities, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and consumer electronics. With the exponential growth of IoT devices and the increasing threat landscape, it also means that IoT security needs to be accounted for and designed into the solution from the ground up. AWS […]

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Connecting with mobile BLE to AWS IoT Core using FreeRTOS and Nordic nRF52840-DK

As an IoT solution architect, customers often ask me how they can connect to AWS IoT Core (cloud) using a microcontroller unit (MCU). One solution is to use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as the connection from the MCU to a mobile device; from there, the mobile device connects to the cloud. BLE works for consumer […]

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Support for Secure Elements in FreeRTOS

Secure elements represent a category of devices intended to enhance security in connected devices. For microcontroller (MCU)–based devices, secure elements provide tamper-resistant storage of private keys and certificates, and offloading of cryptographic functions from the host microcontroller. You can now leverage two new qualifications that include support for secure elements within Amazon FreeRTOS.  These qualifications […]

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Building microcontroller-based IoT applications using HTTPS client in Amazon FreeRTOS

Today, AWS announced general availability for HTTPS client support in Amazon FreeRTOS. Now you can use the HTTP/HTTPS protocol to connect your microcontroller-based IoT devices to AWS IoT Core and download files to those devices. You might want to use HTTPS on your IoT devices running Amazon FreeRTOS for a variety of reasons: To download […]

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Announcing Amazon FreeRTOS 201906.00 Major

Amazon FreeRTOS 201906.00 Major is now generally available. Amazon FreeRTOS extends the FreeRTOS kernel with individual software libraries, making it faster and easier to securely connect microcontroller-based IoT devices to the cloud. This major release provides significant improvements to several underlying libraries, as well as an update to overall Amazon FreeRTOS versioning: General availability of […]

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Announcing support for Bluetooth Low Energy in Amazon FreeRTOS

Announcing support for Bluetooth Low Energy in Amazon FreeRTOS

Today, AWS announced general availability for Bluetooth Low Energy support in Amazon FreeRTOS. This release simplifies your development process to securely connect Amazon FreeRTOS devices using Bluetooth Low Energy to AWS IoT Core via Android and iOS devices. It also makes it easier to remotely update firmware on Amazon FreeRTOS devices using Bluetooth Low Energy. […]

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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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AWS Makes It Easier for Embedded Developers to Build IoT Applications with Additional Preconfigured Examples for FreeRTOS on Armv8-M Architectures

FreeRTOS is a real-time operating system for small, low-power devices. AWS maintains stewardship of the FreeRTOS kernel, a free and open operating system for microcontrollers that embedded developers have trusted and evolved for more than fifteen years. In the eighteen months that AWS has maintained the FreeRTOS project, we’ve updated it to use an MIT […]

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Using Bluetooth Low Energy with Amazon FreeRTOS on Espressif ESP32

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the beta of Amazon FreeRTOS BLE, a feature that makes it possible for embedded developers to securely connect Amazon FreeRTOS devices that use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to AWS IoT through Android or iOS devices. BLE support in Amazon FreeRTOS lets developers create new applications for devices that need […]

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