The high speed DDR3 interface is critical to many designs, not just PCI Express. The vast amount of computing power in FPGAs are typically limited by the memory interface bandwidth so this higher speed is a lifesaver.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.