I have strong analog skills. What would be a great class would be a class to show example of how to take advantage of FPGA's in an all analog world. The mention of "Hampster" who created a transmitter to broadcast S-O-S is fascinnating to me. It leads directly into Direct Digital syntheses, which was starting to be a hot button at a former life.
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.