Personally I find SystemVerilog quite comfortable to work with (my experience is mostly with synthesis, rather than verification). It has enough support for low-level stuff (down to the transistor level) and high-level abstractions (even structured data types and object orientation). Add to that general industry support (and investment) and you have a clear winner. I see the subject of Verilog vs. VHDL in the same way as the old C vs. Pascal conflict from the 80s.
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.