Funny thing about incumbent technologies is they suddenly become more robust after half-baked alternatives are proposed. But incumbent technologies do become more complex to survive to next round. Depends if they make enough money.
The memory makers again go in to a duel on the next gen memory standards. While there is an urgent call for cutting the power budgets there is also a demand for higher bandwidths which asks for more power. While there is plenty of bits that can be stacked in a space the whole debate lies in how to bring out the data from there. One way to reduce the memory contention is to compute the data on the fly but perhaps it is too much for the battery powered mobile devices.
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.