The idea that a lot of small cells could be used instead of a macrocell is interesting to me. Obviously this would create huge network management challenges. But it could really change the scale of investment required to expand coverage.
Small Cells is a great concept, and is being employed in different way till today with Passive approach. This passive approach loads the base station and creates possibilities of networking jamming mainly working as a repeater. Active small cells will really add to the reach of the base stations in terms of cost and space savings.
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.