" A micro is a Mealy state/machine with C/C++ design input to design state transitions ("program"). It is only viable that the "next-state" transition have more input available to it, than provided by the tried and tested GPIO+standard peripheral interfaces. The richness of realizable state transitions , directly correlated with the diversity of creative applications of the micro, is greatly enhanced if one can provide more environmental information for the Mealy machine via better mix/match of integrated sensors."
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.