As networks get to be higher bandwidth, they also tend to be longer latency. Part of this is because of data aggregation. Pack more data together so that every packet takes longer, but now lakes longer to get to the next packet. Success depends on more reliable transport than for smaller packets.
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.