It doesn't help that STE have pretty much disappeared killing any of the products based on Series6, TI have refocused the OMAP business away from mobile (where all the volumes are) and even the S4 is based on Snapdragon in the key regions. Renesas again defocusing away from mobile. Who does that leave other than Apple ?. Mediatek I guess, but then even they have just announced a chip based on an ARM Mali processor.
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.