Thanks for the coverage Brian! Just dropping by to let you know we just launched a new website, so some of the old links are broken. The new link for the report is: http://semico.com/content/mobile-healthcare-new-technology-healthy-lifestyle
In a medical implantable device, the battery is sensitive to peak current demands of the electronics, as noted in two recent industry articles (one co-authored by Energizer and an app note from TI). You can obtain about 50% increased battery life by reducing repetitive peak current demands. Here is a technology that helps reduce IC peak current, InnovaClockControl, http://www.innovaclockcontrol.com/low_power_vlsi_design.html
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.