Bell Labs' inventions had a fundamental impact on mankind. No other organization will be able to replicate that. There is something to be said of the environment created there so science could flourish. Although many other companies have R&D organizations, they are meant to affect the companies bottom line.
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.