One omission above is that the quartz crystal makers like Epson are not standing still while their market gets hammered by MEMS and CMOS-only oscillators. In fact, Epson claims its QMEMS slims down quartz into packages that are just as small as MEMS, and much more accurate than CMOS.
Who do you think will win-out in the quartz versus MEMS versis CMOS-only oscillator market?
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.