I was originally working with Rich Q at MCC. I had suggested a series of articles that I wish someone on his site might write. He then turned and offered me the chance to write it. I was able to get a few posts in before the site was merged into EETimes. Max graciously offered to take me on, and I have received a very warm welcome.
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.