SAN JOSE, Calif. – Welcome to the Internet of Things Designline on the newly redesigned EE Times website.
This is meant to be an area where practicing engineers, technologists, and those interested in looking over their shoulders can learn and talk about this emerging sector. So this should be a great place for information about sensors, low-power wireless networks and SoCs, novel IoT implementations, dev kits, and all things IoT.
As the EE Times editor overseeing this tiny piece of the cybersphere, I want the IoT DL to be useful, timely, informative, and fun.
So I encourage you to look around, comment freely, and make sure we know what you think is working, not working, and missing.
Looking around for something timely, I thought this story about WigWag was a good place to begin. This new Austin startup has some slick marketing and a few interesting ideas that could translate into some traction and fun for DIYers in the home automation space.
I also thought it would be interesting to take a first stab at a lay of the land for this highly fragmented space. If I am ever able to capture a map of IoT I think it will have more twists and turns than the road taken by Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings.
I am far from the only voice along the way. I have invited several bloggers to join us and expect the first of them to start showing up soon. If you have expertise and a point of view to share, contact me about the possibility of becoming an IoT blogger for EE Times.
Those of you familiar with our former Designlines will notice some changes. Designlines are no longer heads-down areas focused on detailed technical information, typically in the form of industry whitepapers. Instead they are fast-paced smatterings of news and views on hot topics.
This IoT Designline is one of several new ones we are launching with the redesign. Others include focus areas on open-source, prototyping, and SoCs.
That said, an epic journey awaits us. Please send me your pointers to some interesting directions. I look forward to your comments here and at firstname.lastname@example.org