Why IoT OS is Fundamental to Smart Devices

Special post written by Nitesh C Vasant, Head of Technical and IT, Tuya India

An operating system is like the brain and central nervous system of any computing system whose task is to manage system hardware and software. The job of the OS is to allocate system resources, including processing, memory, and storage. In an IoT device, the OS is critical to managing connectivity, security, networking, storage, and remote device management. It is a crucial gateway between devices, applications, and the cloud, which is essential for the formation of AIoT.

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AI + IoT = AIoT

Smart devices’ ability to not only collect and transmit data but also analyze it brings many benefits, including:

• reduced network traffic

• the enablement of on-the-spot decision making

• quicker and more accurate results within the memory, size, power, and processing capacity restrictions of small devices

The IoT OS is central to achieving all of the above due to its critical role in bridging device software to device hardware.

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Tuya’s AIoT OS

At Tuya, our AIoT OS undertakes four major roles:

• Secure provisioning and authentication

• Configuration and control

• Monitoring and diagnostics

• Software updates and maintenance

It also offers an intuitive interface for smart devices with seamless analytics. It provides reusable drivers, protocols, libraries, frameworks, middleware, and all manner of tools. All these components can dramatically speed up product development.

The wide variety of devices in an IoT environment poses a challenge to universal compatibility that the IoT OS can and must overcome by being able to support different hardware architectures.

In a few years, humans will no longer be the major producers and consumers of data: devices will be. The sheer volume and diversity of smart devices will make it impossible for humans to analyze the data and equally impractical to write parsers for individual datasets. Thus, devices need to start making their own decisions and will need a platform to support this.

The Tuya AIoT OS is designed specifically for the “things” in the Internet of Things. It incorporates native stacks for leading connectivity technologies and facilitates a common software platform to provide flexibility in communication and hardware. Tuya’s continuous development in the field of IoT OS ensures support of the latest protocol standards for the future of IoT.

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The Power of an Effective IoT OS

IoT devices are resource-constrained in terms of hardware and usually have limited battery capacity. Consequently, many operating systems are too bulky to run on these devices. IoT OS code needs to be optimized with essential Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/IP capabilities for seamless integration with the Internet. Therefore, an effective IoT OS needs to efficiently manage resources on all communication layers.

The Tuya AIoT OS is optimized to enable: • Energy-efficient IoT Devices • Real-time capabilities • Flexibility in network connectivity • Security and safety • Small memory footprints • Heterogeneous device support

Supporting the Tuya AIoT OS is the Tuya AIoT platform, which provides easy and seamless development of smart devices, allowing you to cut development time from months to days. With easy connectivity to natural language processing platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, users can easily design and deploy secure, voice-enabled smart devices with great ease and flexibility.

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Welcome to the world of AIoT operating systems. Welcome to Tuya.