@control - the best ones I've seen are with SpectraQuest, and Hyperlynx (Cadence and Mentor respectively) for board stacks and impedance -- both are pricey and one can get by with the web and excel and one of Dr.. Howard Johnson's Books -- given enough time in the schedule, and captial constraints for tools
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.