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# Internet of Things (IoT) Communication: Architecture, Standards and Protocol stacks

Abstract

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# IoT Network Achitecture

To begin establishing the right networking technology for any IoT application, it is important to first understand the network architecture, or the network topology, that is supported by each technology standard. The networking standards being used today in IoT can be categorized into three basic network topologies; point-to-point, star, and mesh. The current technologies WiFi, WiFi LP, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Z-Wave, EnOcean and others have the supports for these type of topologies.

Network topologies appropriate for Internet of Things

But, consideration of technology is completely dependent on the application specific requirements. For example- range, power consumption, bandwidth, delay and scalability requirements are different for different application.