Exploring Optical and Magnetic Sensors News & Analysis 6/30/2003 Post a comment Sensors provide the windows through which microprocessor-based systems can observe their environment. Optical and magnetic sensors are used to detect the
presence, absence, or motion of an object. Stuart Ball
looks at these two broad classes of sensors, their applications, and how they interface to processors.
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.