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  1. 64 votes
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  2. Add support for connection over cellular network

    Provide option to make network connection over cellular with external cellular modem chipset such as uBlox, Quectel, etc.,..

    56 votes
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  3. 47 votes
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  4. Setup WiFi in field using WiFi access point instead of BLE

    When we want to connect the sphere to a WiFi at customer location, have the sphere be put into a mode that it is an access point so that a phone can connect to it and then have the WiFi connection settings on the phone be sent to sphere. Much like the WEMO setup

    35 votes
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  5. 31 votes
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  6. Sphere must support GPIO driven interrupts

    Polling for GPIO state is hugely power hungry. Interrupt support for GPIOs must be supported.

    27 votes
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  7. api to call reset (from iothub directmethod)

    Device update check happens every 24 hours or device reset. If we need to push hotfix, we can't wait for 24 hours and need a way to call reset from iothub (directmethod) to update devices as needed

    21 votes
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  8. API to get memory/CPU usage

    We'd like to have some approach to get process memory usage and CPU usage. So we can measure app works correctly which include:
    1. No memory leak
    2. No exceed memory budget
    3. When something bad happens, we can detect it and either log a error event or try to recover.

    We tried traditional Linux ways like check /proc/self/status, or getrusage() or run ps, but none of them been supported with Azure Sphere.

    16 votes
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  9. More on update

    "Between stages, the board will appear functional while the next group of updates is downloaded, but during the update you should expect the board to be unresponsive for several minutes at a time."
    I guess we'd better not install it in anything critical then, like a lift (elevator) or an HVAC controller.
    User enters lift, presses button, doors close, lift ascends, software update. "Several minutes" later the panicking user is rescued by fire crew.
    HVAC reaches low-level set point, turns on heating, software update... several minutes later the humans expire from heat stroke.
    At the very least, we need to…

    9 votes
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  10. Samples for I2C support in M4 cores

    Could you please add code samples that use I2C in the M4 cores? Thanks.

    7 votes
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  11. UT test framework support

    When we create unit test, we'd like to build them as native executables and run them in a Linux box/win box other than on the target board.

    Current Sphere SDK header file folder is a mix of system header and app headers(applibs, azureiot etc), which makes it very difficult to build with native tool chain.

    For example. I try to unit test a sphere module, myuart.c which use UARTopen and Log_Debug. Then the include will look like below

    include <stdio.h>

    include <unistd.h>

    include <applibs/uart.h>

    include <applibs/log.h>

    To build it, I need to add Sphere SDK folder to include…

    6 votes
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  12. GPIO APIs incomplete

    The GPIO apis are incomplete. While the MT3620 may not have internal pull ups/pull downs, other microcontrollers moving forward will. You'll need to have a way of configuring the pull state of individual GPIOs going forward.

    Doug

    4 votes
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  13. Thread Protocol and BLE

    The Azure Sphere is too power hungry in a lot of use cases. Thread protocol would be the preferred for a lot of home/business and lighting automation use cases.

    It will be great if the capabilities can be extended with use cases to possibly include or use with nordic-semi nrf52840 which has both thread and BLE capabilities ( it also has a 2.4 GHz radio)

    3 votes
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