IoT Simulation Tools
Are you looking for help in simulating and rapid prototyping your IoT system?
Speed up your time-to-market by providing your team access to connected things without the constraints of physical hardware. Experiment, debug and help manage the complexity of your prototype with your team using simulation tools.
Below are a list of providers that help you develop an IoT application but don't require you to stick around after your development process.
- Run IoT Hardware, power and sensor simulations
- Simulate virtual platforms and integrate existing or demo database connections
- Drag and drop programming and visualizations
Note: PTC ThingWorx, ThingSpeak, etc are not included in this list as their features are are intrinsically linked to the continued use of their service.
A closer look at an emerging innovator in this cloud IoT development tool market
"Virtualization meets Internet of Things."
- Large dataset generation for predictive analytics and machine learning.
- Real time data streaming from virtual IoT endpoints in the cloud for streaming analytics and load testing.
- Virtual Hardware and sensor emulated in cloud to develop full stack application in browser.
Commercial Cloud Tools
A look at some of the commercial cloud IoT tool providers
Simulate massive virtual HTTP clients in the cloud
Hardware simulation for Arduino boards and open electronic lab hub
Set of tools for enterprise ready Windriver Helix operating system, network infrastructure and device management cloud platform.
Easily control and program your physical hardware remotely in your browser.
Silicon Labs Simplicity Studio
Integrated development environment (IDE) suite of tools for energy profiling, configuration and wireless network analysis.
ARM IP online access portal, enabling users fast and easy access to trial a selection of ARM products without charge.
Although not targeted for IoT specifically, it has a Network Emulation to reflect real-world connection types like 3G, LTE, WiFi, and more.
Tied to Service
"Predict the behavior of networks, infrastructure, and storage systems, and simulate your entire IoT system with Intel® CoFluent™ technology for IoT."
"The PSpice SPICE simulation engine equips the designer with the necessary tools and mechanism to stay competitive in the Internet of Things domain and continue their journey of innovation."
"An extensible, modular, component-based C++ simulation library and framework, primarily for building network simulators."
Testing IoT deployments is an extremely complex exercise. With real-world field deployments involving changing weather conditions, power and wireless connectivity, and integrations of up to thousands of nodes.
IoT development also has more in common with mobile phone development where updates happen long after a consumer has left the store. Once in the field over-the-air updates need to be available fo to fix any security vulnerabilities, and add features based on their ongoing needs and usage.
Simulation tools make it possible to test that the deployments can handle conditions and data management before they are out in the real world.
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- Article: What Are Digital Twins And Why Will They Be Integral To The Internet Of Things? (1/2017)
- Article: IoT Needs Simulation - Ryan Chacon (12/2016)
- Market Report: Simulation and Analysis Software 2016 Global Market Share,Growth,Trends & Forecast to 2020 (11/2016)
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Article: Realizing the Smart IIoT Dream with the Digital Twin - Sundeep Sanghavi(11/2016)
- Whitepaper: Why Engineering Simulation is Critical to Your Smart Product’s Success in the Internet of Things (7/2016)
- Whitepaper: Staging and Testing for the Real World - WindRiver
Article: Internet of Things Automatic Testing – Using Simulation - Windriver (2014)
- The Internet of Simulation, a Specialisation of the Internet of Things with Simulation and Workflow as a Service (SIM/WFaaS) (4/2017)
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- Continuous Integration for Embedded Systems using Simulation (2015)