Net processors take fresh twists at N+I Product News 5/12/2000 Post a comment The legacy of the first wave of network processors began to unfold at the Networld+Interop show this week, as chip suppliers made their play to collapse more networking functions into silicon. Potentially, more and more of the jobs of a traditional switch, down to the esoteric processing functions handled by software, could become the domain of merchant silicon and might eventually become commodities.
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.