Single-board architectures, including single-board computers (SBCs) and microcontroller boards (MCBs), are enabling growing trends in designs and applications with low-cost open source platforms, as testing and measurement applications integrating sensors and communication technologies. According to recent articles on economic/business analysis and electronics industry publications, the single-board architectures market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.0 % in the next five years. This growth is mainly due to sectors such as do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, internet of things (IoT) devices for home or workplace, and the academic world for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills. Interest in single-board architectures and their applications has led all electronics manufacturers to develop low-cost single-board platform solutions. Some known development boards as Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and Intel Galileo are popular single-board architectures with sensor integration capabilities.
This Special Issue focuses on the analysis, designs, implementations, methods, studies, reviews, and emerging applications for sensors and single-board open source architectures, and will be of interest to a broad number of professionals in industry and academia who are involved in the research, development, and use of this type of platform. Therefore, it can include papers that present emerging trends and practices on sensors and single-board open source architectures, reports on product research and development, and tutorials and surveys covering the theory and applications of these platforms, integrating sensors, and communication technologies. There will be a particular emphasis on reports of recent technology developments and projects, deployments, trends, and new research results. Topics of interest related to the design and applications of sensors and single-board open source architectures include, but are not limited to the following:
Designs with embedded sensors and single-board open source architectures.
Sensors for IoT, industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. smart sensors.
Chemical, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, acoustic, ultrasonic, optical, radiation, or laser sensors and single-board open source architectures.
Sensors and single-board open source architectures in healthcare, environmental, energy, domotics, robotics, and drones.
Platforms based on single-board open source architectures and sensors and on-board sensors.
Traditional, new and emergent configurations, and research and development.
Education initiative projects with single-board open source architectures and sensors integration.
Designing, modeling, simulating, and prototyping and sensors integration in single-board open source architectures.
State-of-the-art and reviews on sensors in single-board open source architectures.
Prof. Dr. Eladio Durán Aranda
Prof. Dr. José Luis Álvarez Macías
Prof. Dr. Juan Daniel Mozo Llamazares