gsbo: If I'm just starting out with Xilinx (zynq), which design tool should I learn?
Vivado, ISE or PlanAhead?
ISE is the previous generation -- but still widely in use. Vivady just came out -- PlanAhead is available with both -- in fact PlanAhead is the main "Cockpit" for Vivado -- personally if you are starting now I woudl say learn Vivado -- but then it depends on wha tdevices you are using -- if you are using FPGAs from a couple of generations ago you might be better off with ISE...
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.