What will be discovered some time in the not so distant future is that there are no more vacant channels. All of the channels will be full of signals based on all of th various communication protocols, with the result that while they may appear vacant to a wifi scan they will stil not be useable. At that point either another frequency band would be needed, or a modification to allow frequency sharing would need to be created. But suddenly wired connections will look a bit better, and much more reliable.
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.