How do you think the PC versus comm processor will fair over the rest of this decade? Intel is king of the PC microprocessor, but Freescale is king of the communications processor. As smartphones, touchscreen tablets and the like increasingly become the web-surfing client-of-choice, how will that effect microprocessors? How do you think PC processors will fair compared to comm processor over the rest of this decade?
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.