It's evolution leading to demise. Remember the "logic designers"? They were replaced by Verilog and fpga's. That job is gone, but engineers moved forward to higher level design. Analog design has suffered from fads, mostly the fads of college instruction. Today's fads are RF, ADC, and power-supply design. Meanwhile the rest of the technology is allowed to fade,,,
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.