Rick, I am particularly interested in this portion of the revamped EE Times website, and I am glad to see your involvement in it. The evolving rollout of IPv6 should provide a lot of runway for new applications in wide-area connectivity of embedded sensor devices, and the growing field of big data analysis should provide the tools to do analysis of the data provided by these devices. Hopefully we are going to see some big picture coverage of these types of systems as they evolve as well as coverage of the communications capabilities and devices themselves.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.