i think the most likely moves into offering a real world online tool development chain are likely to be cypress with its xml based psoc software framework for everything from 8051 to ARM and possibly Microchip which has a javabeans based environment across its entire mcu family from original 8/16 bitters up to its mips based MCUs.
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.