A physicist, an engineer, and a duck are looking at the latest data from a particle accelerator. The physicist suddenly leaps from his seat, points at the screen, and exclaims "Quark!" The engineer carefully examines the screen, nods his head thoughtfully, and he too says "Quark!" The duck looks at the physicist and the engineer, raises an eyebrow, but says nothing.
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.