I am weary of the fact that Microsoft and Cisco funded the study. Still, it's encouraging that someone has some realistic ideas for reviving manufacturing in the U.S. A lot of people are interested in this issue, but very few, it seems to me, have proposed realistic solutions.
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.