Forever the optimist, Mr. Penn. Semiconductors are becoming increasingly a commodity and prices are going down faster than demand is going up. A good forecast should take into account the expected economic situation. There was no dramatic growth forecast for the economy last year and this year is not likely to be much different - a long slow haul.
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.