Attempting to model power at the system level is going to be quite a daunting task -- but a necessary one. Power modeling at the gate level is now fairly mature, but we still can't say with any accuracy how much power the chip dissipates -- because the answer is always "it depends on the application." In other words, somewhere between the deep sleep mode dissipation and the everything-running-full-blast dissipation.
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.