Great summary Brian. Perhaps the most important observation was Sushma's comment that "power is a system design problem, not just an implementation problem" and your later comment about software people getting involved and about the careful definition of use cases. The use case analysis is so fundamental, and a team that ignores that could implement all the voltage domains, clock frequency & voltage scaling, clock gating, etc. that they can dream of, yet still end up with a power inefficient system solution.
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.