My own personal bugbear in embedded transportation devices is three-fold: 1) Power management, especially in the charging controllers for the huge Li+ arrays; 2) Avionics - that should be obvious; and 3) trucking - the average cost of a tandem trailer is approx $2500. Just how much scrutiny are the ABS brakes in the trailer wheels going to get when the cost margins are as thin as that?
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.