The difference between wishful thinking and reality is a plan with evidence. How much energy efficiency will be gained through efficient use of idle equipment? How much will be achieved by migrating from inefficient to existing efficient technology? How much requires development of new technologies? This article describes a great dream; how will it be realized?
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.