The huge spread in scores is interesting ... but not very informative until we have a better understanding of the benchmark. Is this score proportional to something that consumers experience or is it a measurement that is drowned out by the overlaid software? My first computer in 1979 ran at 1 MHz and my current one runs at 2 GHz. Is it 2,000 times faster? No, actually the user interface is much slower.
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.