The electronics sector is one of the industries that are especially affected by the shortage of specialists. eTV shows how electronica is trying combat this problem with the student day in the electronica Forum. One of the highlights was the presentation of the Cosima award for the best university projects. Finally, on the last day of the trade fair, eTV took a look at the statistics and exhibitors drew a conclusion. Additionally the last podcast gives an expanded overview about this year's electronica and the highlights.
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.