Newark element14’s New Research Shows Hardware’s Important Role in IoT Design

February 6, 2019 Laura Dolan

Chicago. Newark element14’s new research on IoT reinforces hardware platforms’ pivotal role in the early phases of the design process, allowing engineers to quickly and cost-effectively test their designs and accelerate proof of concept delivery.

A survey, conducted by Premier Farnell and Newark element14, was taken among 1,042 participants in Europe, the Americas and APAC, conducted between September and November 2018. The results concluded that:

  • 50 percent of developers use single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black providing ready-to-use embedded development platforms for building end-products
  • 27 percent said they used their own design platforms
  • 19 percent used platforms provided by the silicon vendors
  • 58 percent said they prefer to design a complete solution for edge-to-cloud-security themselves
  • 52 percent said security continues to top the list of developer considerations

Rather than relying on external parties, developers prefer a cost-effective, secure and efficient IoT platform that supports their IoT applications.

“Opportunities within the Internet of Things have grown as developers gain greater access to hardware and software solutions that allow them to bring products to market quickly,” Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Solutions Development for Premier Farnell and Newark element14 said. “Newark element14 provides access to an extensive range of development tools for IoT and works with innovative providers to bring the latest for AI and security, including the SmartEdge Agile, adding intelligence at the edge with zero-code, to the Zymbit ZYMKEY 4i security module for plug-in security in connected devices.”  

To see the full survey results, visit  

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