Intel vs ARM will turn out to be a more exciting battle as current ARM ecosystem partners come under competition with ARM entering new markets (think nVIDIA's dilemma as ARM pushes Mali) and if Intel gets an ecosystem partner or two.
Well, THREE x86 players if you want to count them all; people forget about VIA. But their market share is pretty forgettable.
There are quite a few embedded MIPS processors out there, so taking all those MIPS sockets is not an insignificant goal. The fact that Microchip, one of the big players in the market for 8 and 16-bit embedded processors, went to MIPS for their 32 bit product can't be ignored either.
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.