I first met Peter when he was the Xilinx rep. at a PREP meeting in the early 90's. Later I was privileged to work with him at Xilinx. Still later my son and his grandson attended the same gymnastics class for a time. As others have stated, Peter was a great guy, very approachable and always willing to help you out with a technical issue. This has been quite a year with Williams, Pease and now Alfke leaving the industry. All had very unique careers.
RIP Peter. I first knew Peter when I was a PhD student many many years ago and found him to be the most diligent person you could ever meet. For example, not only he would suggest a solution to a problem, he would ping me afterwards to find out whether it worked well or not. I subsequently met Peter face to face at conferences many time and found the same level of humility and dedication. Top man, and the world is a poorer place without him.
I had the honor to work with Peter over many, many years as a customer and an industry colleague. More than anyone else Peter embodied the excitement, technical excellence and sheer sense of wonder that is Xilinx at its best. I deeply feel his loss.
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.