Fascinating as the wrangling is to watch, it's perhaps quite relevant to point out that there IS an option for one-time programmable non-volatile memory that does NOT have any legal worries or concerns associated-- Novocell Semiconductor was founded in 2001, was awarded some of the EARLIEST process and methods patents in the field, and licenses their (ok, OUR - wink) full line of products to SoC firms, IDMs, and foundries from 8 bit to 4Mbit sizes. Using Novocell's innovative Smartbit bit cell, which utilizes a dynamic programming method, the product line provides over 30 years data storage life, and a guaranteed 100% bit programming--assuring that all data is programmed at the time of hardbreakdown of the gate oxide.
Details at www.novocellsemi.com of course.
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.