I'm an embedded software engineer, but my role would also include systems engineering. If we can procure off the shelf products that meet our requirements then we will not design in house. As a systems engineer, then security is obviously high, then I would say manageability. Connectivity is up front in making our choices. Performance is less of an issue for us.
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.