You have touched on a something that I call the Pentium Effect: the belief that all technology should advance at the same rate as semiconductors. This leads people to declare that we will have electric or hydrogen cars and solar power in the near future, and that private inividuals can send a rocket to the moon. It tends to cause confusion and disappointment when these things don't happen.
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.