I can not imagine what the automotive MEMs market would be like if / when the world economy picks up! While I would not want to spend big bucks on what I feel are frills (tire pressure monitoring for one) having them at low cost is "nice". I expect that overall the MEMs market will continue to grow as more devices rely on them and consumers value the added functionality.
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.