What are you advertising here? Surely DCD are not trying to /sell/ this core? It's a UART - it's not exactly revolutionary. If you have a CPU in your FPGA (soft or hard macro), you will have UARTs available - free (well, included in the price) and well-integrated. If you want something different, OpenCores has got about 20 different UART implementations. And of course anyone who can't knock up their own UART in short order has no business doing FPGA 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.