Part of the low growth can be explained by the weak economy. I think the other contributor to the slow growth is we are hitting Moore's Law. The cost of using the most advanced technologies is so high that only a limited number companies with high volume products can take advantage of it. Innovation can no longer rely on smaller, faster and cheaper parts. This won't be a hard limit but a gradual adjustment. Now to be fair I have said this for several years now and there has been enough innovation to delay the limits but I really think we are seeing it for real now.
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.