Combining sensor technology into a linear technology powerhouse might get other linear technology powerhouses to take similar steps. Anyone who ignores sensor technology in the "the Internet of everything" age does so at their peril.
It is the first acquisition of Linear Technology for the last 30 years as this company is so conservative in bringing new stuff in its own unique culture. Hope this is a good move for this customer to seek healthy growth.
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.