Excellent assessment. Chip people needs to look at the application. This is the mantra since the beginning of time. But it is getting more and more urgent. System integration in DoD is good example. It has been there because there is a single customer - DoD. They know exactly what they want. System integrators too, sort of, know what customer wants.
I think the chip industry needs to look beyond the chip engineering. End applications consist of multi-physics system. There need to be top-down engineering consisting of multi-disciplinary engineering, like DoD system development.
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.