One big trend is the Internet of Things (IoT) -- I think we are poised on the bring of an exponential explosion in the use of sensors -- and many of these sensors are analog in nature and are measuting analog quantities -- someone has to knwo how to design these sensors, model them, and process the information coming out of them.
There's also a trend to pussing intelligence as far out to the edge of the net as possible -- don;t send huge amounts of raw data back to a central location -- process it at the sensor and then send information back -- this all goes to Steve's point about analog engineers also having to knwo microcontrollers and suchlike...
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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