CEL Publishes “Alphabet Soup” Blog Post to Help Decode the IoT

  • Release No. CEL170
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  • March 14, 2017
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  • Santa Clara, CA

It is now easier to understand acronyms and terms for IoT communications

cel_alphabet-soup_blog-imageCEL’s new article, “Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them” was created to help product managers and IoT design engineers understand the complex maze of communication standards and protocols used in Internet of Things solutions. New ideas and protocols are appearing at a rapidly and some companies are pushing technologies that are not yet ready for prime time.

One of the most important decisions developers face is choosing which communication protocols to use for their particular application and use cases. This decision impacts hardware and what devices and functionality are available. Communication protocols need to be grouped together. Like puzzle pieces, only certain protocols can “connect” to each other.

Our “technology agnostic” blog will help your readers sort it out.

If you are interested, feel free to post this blog for your readers. I have attached the word doc and a high res image.

You can access the article directly online at:

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CEL designs and manufactures the Cortet and MeshConnect® lines of IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee®, Thread, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth® wireless solutions and participates in the ZigBee® Alliance, the Thread Group and the Bluetooth® SIG. CEL is ideally positioned to provide its customers with hardware and software products that greatly simplify design and reduce time to market.

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