We talk about wanting to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. So what do we do? Single out the one area that does just that for an excise tax. There are many high-margin businesses including many that export jobs overseas and many that exacerbate the health care cost problem such as fast food, junk food, TV, etc. Why not tax them to help pay for the damage they do? Medical device mfg. reinvests a huge chunk of that profit in R&D to save lives and keep America competitive. We have already had layoffs as a result of this poorly thought-out legislation.
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.