I was really impressed by the dashboard demo TI gave me, which was capable of turning almost the entire console into a touchscreen. The coolest part is that surfaces do not have to be flat. Car manufacturers can use the DLP to wrap an image aroung all the nooks and crannies of a typical dashboard without any of the icons, images, buttons, sliders or other control surfaces appearing warped. For large scale displays on any surface--even wall sized--the DLP touchscreen has got to be a very cost effective solution too.
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.