Low cost smart phone functionality without data plan is need of the hour. This is very true for teenage students. They need 4 inch, multitouch, Android 2.x, Wi-Fi feature phone without data plan at around $150.
MediaTek is the one company which has already proved this. They have the processors which are targeted low cost 2G handsets which actually have the integrated application and broadband processors. It is sure that all the OEM's actually require a lesser chip solution foe the smart phone designs.
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.