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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.