So the discovery kits are a great way to playing around/introduction to the STM32 line. What's the typical BOM look like for a product using these from scratch? I'm pulling datasheets and looking for reference designs now, and they look comparable to AVR in that aspect (Crystal, power regulation, and MCU). From the hobbist perspective, how hard are these to work with? I'm not going to need to deal with BGA or LFN, or 4+ layer boards am I ?
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.