At Embedded World in Germany next week, the Internet of Things will take center stage. Unlike CES, however, this show will focus on the practical.
Billed as the world's largest gathering of embedded developers and their suppliers, Embedded World opens next week in Germany to anticipated crowds of more than 27,000 designers and 900 exhibitors, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be taking center stage. Unlike the recent CES, however, this show won't be filled with health-monitoring wristwatches and televisions that watch you watch them. Embedded World promises to be filled with products and practical tips to help the serious developer merge Internet connectivity with local intelligence in industrial, automotive, and enterprise applications.
One clue to the dominant theme of this year's Embedded World is the subject matter of its daily keynote presentations. On Tuesday Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, will open the conference with a talk entitled "Engineering the IoT: An RF Expert's View on Technology Trends and Challenges." Wednesday will see AMD's Scott Aylor will speak on "Heterogeneous Computing for an Internet of Things World." Thursday's keynote, "Delivering End-to-End Intelligence for the Internet of Things" by Gareth Noyes of Wind River, will wrap things up.
Companies have also started to tip their hand as to what they will be highlighting at the show, and the IoT is a common theme.
Read the rest of this article at EDN and let Rich know what you want him to look for while he is at the show.