TI's specifications always look great on paper, but I will not be impress yet. Not until I see them in production and see that they have low lead times and all the features they specify on the specs sheets works as intended.
When I was receiving my briefing from TI, my eye fell on the "System" part of the block diagram shown above and I noted that I was happy to see 12 PWM channels.
Then they pointed out that there were another 16 PWM channels in the "Motion Control" subsystem!
Good grief -- give me strength -- with one of these little rascals I could rule the world!!!
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.