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The Future of Low-End Motes in the Internet of Things: A Prospective Paper

Centro ALGORITMI, Escola de Engenharia—Universidade do Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Electronics 2020, 9(1), 111; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9010111
Received: 11 November 2019 / Revised: 10 December 2019 / Accepted: 19 December 2019 / Published: 7 January 2020
Undeniably, the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, exceeding all growth expectations and ubiquity barriers. From sensor to cloud, this giant network keeps breaking technological bounds in several domains, and wireless sensor nodes (motes) are expected to be predominant as the number of IoT devices grows towards the trillions. However, their future in the IoT ecosystem still seems foggy, where several challenges, such as (i) device’s connectivity, (ii) intelligence at the edge, (iii) security and privacy concerns, and (iv) growing energy needs, keep pulling in opposite directions. This prospective paper offers a succinct and forward-looking review of recent trends, challenges, and state-of-the-art solutions of low-end IoT motes, where reconfigurable computing technology plays a key role in tomorrow’s IoT devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; low-end motes; reconfigurable computing; field-programmable gate arrays Internet of Things; low-end motes; reconfigurable computing; field-programmable gate arrays
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Oliveira, D.; Costa, M.; Pinto, S.; Gomes, T. The Future of Low-End Motes in the Internet of Things: A Prospective Paper. Electronics 2020, 9, 111.

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