Drop Multidrop and Switch to Switched-Fabric Design How-To 6/8/2000 Post a comment After years of reliable service, the traditional multi-drop architecture of microprocessor-based systems is reaching its limits. Hanging peripherals off of a long, wide signal bus won't give designers the system data bandwidths they need for tomorrow's designs. Site director Rich Quinnell suggests that designers look carefully at the emerging switched-fabric architectures and plan for the software changes that must follow.
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.