Akustica invented the elegant single chip MEMS microphone solution with a digital interface. The point of this new analog model is that its analog--the ASIC has analog amplifier and conditioning circuitry, but the interface is analog, because cell phone makers are only interesting in price, not quality, so refuse to update their designs for a microphone with a digital interface.
It is very good option of packaging Analog Transducer along with digital interface, as this reduced the level of expertise required at the time of electronic product design and more better experienced analog designers can put values in the transducer. This is the reason why this kind of products are very widely accepted across the industry.
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.