One of the issues that I've seen relates to the construction of the HDMI cable. Perhaps I just haven't been looking in the right places, but all of the HDMI cables that I've come across are very stiff and appear to put a lot of stress on the HDMI jack unless lined up just right. I can easily envision a surface mount HDMI jack popping off the PCB.
I'd be interested in hearing of any such failures in the field. Am I just being paranoid? Or is it an issue just waiting to show up when HDMI use on portable devices is wide-spread enough.
Other than cost issues, I often wonder why PC monitors still use DVI ( read no audio ) when the audio is often a significant part of the PC experience, and speakers via a separate audio cable are often built-in to the monitor.
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.