As our products grow, the simulations to verify them grow exponentially. Fortunately, those new more powerful chips are now running our computers. The only way to keep ahead is to partition the design and simulate smaller blocks first. Once that is done, you can simulate the entire chip using functional models instead of full designs of the blocks. Timing analysis is still the big issue at the end of the design.
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.