The progress of the basestation to keep pace with the smart phones is a big cost for the wireless carriers. They have to make the right choices for their investment dollars. It's good to see that Freescale is producing some good solutions for this space.
With the rise of smartphones and other wireless Internet devices using 4G air interfaces, DSPs in basestations are becoming increasingly important. Besides TI and Freescale, other chip makers like LSI Corp., Fujitsu and NEC are also competing, but for the highest speed protocols such as LTE-Advanced and WiMax, however, it looks like TI and Freescale will be leading the pack.
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.