Mature Design Tools Move MEMS into the Mainstream News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment Because MEMS structures can deliver new features and capabilities in high-volume consumer products, electronics engineers are increasingly being confronted with a new opportunity and challenge: Designing their own MEMS. Learning the intricacies of MEMS design has, in the past, presented a major obstacle to design teams. That is quickly changingbut, explains Jack Shandle, there are still a few pitfalls that must be avoided.
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.