Electronic designers can leverage worldwide “maker” trend and use off-the-shelf easy-use platforms like Raspberry Pi for IoT demos or for evaluation purposes - at least as a starting point before you select a suitable component and eva board, tools, etc. In particular, you can enable I2C bus and perform simple transactions in short term - even with no prior RasPi experience. If you are interested in my experience, see attached PDF for further info.

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