I just want to be a fly on the wall when the first sets are deployed during a championship game. As the wild fans scream, cheer, and wave their arms, the TV set will switch channels, mute the sound, and turn off the DVR. As the shouts turn from the game to the device, their angry shouts and gestures at the device will further confound the situation.
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.