Is it a trend for equipment vendor to own its IC technology? As an engineer, I appreciate such move and believe this can help the equipment designer/manufacturer to stay innovative and be able to compete with stronger ability. However, managing the two type of companies may be totally another story. It may be tough for people at higher level (product) to understand what is going on at lower level (IC).
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.