Debunking the myth of the $100M ASIC Blog 10/3/2011 17 comments A false belief that leading-edge chips cost up to $100 million to develop has severely decimated levels of venture capital investment in semiconductors, diminishing innovation.
Chips in Space: Survey Says! Blog 10/1/2011 1 comment ARISSat-1, by our observation, has been an operational success—judging by the flood of contact reports on the AMSAT Bulletin Board, posting of hundreds of SSTV photos at the ARISS SSTV Gallery, and submission of over 100,000 frames of telemetry. We had simple goals: make it easy to operate by allowing people to use existing amateur radios, scanners, and computers with sound cards.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.