Top 10 IoT Hardware Platforms in 2014

This year, a lot of IoT hardware platforms have been released, and all the semiconductor companies have finally started getting really serious about providing affordable development boards showcasing their portfolio of processors and sensors.
Here are the devices that particularly caught my attention, with some links to additional educational material.

  •  FRDM-K64F

    #1 – FRDM-K64F

    The FRDM-K64F is a development board for the Kinetis K64. Freescale had the great idea to not only make the platform compatible with the ARM mbed platform, but also to provide a board that is compatible with Arduino shields.
    Since a few months, you can also install a Java ME embedded firmware on the FRDM-K64F, turning it into what is probably the cheapest Java development board on the market.
Note: you can click on the pictures to learn more!

By Benjamin Cabé

Benjamin Cabé is a technology enthusiast with a passion for empowering developers to build innovative solutions. He has invented an award-winning open source and open hardware artificial nose that he likes to use as an educational platform for people interested in diving into the world of embedded development.
He is currently a Developer Advocate for the Zephyr Project at the Linux Foundation and lives near Toulouse, France, where he enjoys baking sourdough bread with the help of his artificial nose.

2 replies on “Top 10 IoT Hardware Platforms in 2014”

Nice Job Ben, thank you for your efforts.
I was curious to get your thoughts on a couple of other Dev kits related to IoT.
– TI’s CC2540 SensorTAG
– Intel Edison

FYI – My personal focus is Industrial IoT Applications using BLE

Here’s another to consider: Onion Omega ( is truly a board oriented towards IOT devices and projects! It’s super small, has built-in WiFi, runs Linux, program it using popular web languages (Node.js, Python, etc.), lots of Expansions (bluetooth, gps, servo, etc.) to extend the capabilities, can be remotely controlled/updated via Onion Cloud and very affordable!

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