This is certainly a teaser article. Does 3x longer life mean that it goes three times as long between charges or that the battery lasts three times as many years before it requires replacement? What is the price point compared with current technologies? Can it be placed in the same form factor as current batteries and be used as after market replacements / upgrades? What is known about the long term failure modes? Battery recalls for computer companies are incredibly expensive.
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.