It will be interesting watching the speed race between the FPGA guys and the high-end MCU folks. It seems to me that the MCU devices will begin lagging behind the FPGA suppliers since more and more the FPGAs are getting to smaller geometries faster.
Anyone seen a good recent comparison of Arm processor speeds for a variety of MCUs? How does it compare to the FPGA processor speeds?
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.