When companies have shortages, they must turn to the gray market to find parts. The fakes are too sophisticated for brokers to detect so supply chain pedigree becomes crucial - if you don't know where these parts have come from, you can't know if they are trustworthy.
As more & more of U.S. Industries get "out-sourced" (get sent overseas) ... this could become a growing problem possibly up to and including the Military Systems (???). Could be a "negative benefit" to the U.S. as a result of Out-Sourcing and Globalization. Wonderful.
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.