The time between a request for something and the time it must be in-place and functioning correctly is brutal and unforgiving in the racing field, because the race starts even if you are not ready. So if some need is found during the Friday warm-ups and the Saturday race, the time to engineer, design, build, debug, and install a product is sort of limited. But it is a thrill to be part of a winning team.
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.