Our SoC/ASIC is targeted at a high performance electromechanical storage device for highly cost-competitive markets. The design is fairly stable so there is no need for the experimentation which an FPGA would provide and the FPGA is too costly in performance and dollars to include in mass production. But our early prototypes did use FPGA's.
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.