EE Times was always known for covering the electronics industry with a three-pronged approach: technology news, industry news and news about the people who make up the industry. As a print publication in its early years that three-legged stool is what set the weekly's content apart. Today, in the Internet era, it's all about people and what people do, want and need as designers and engineers. I commend the immigration coverage, and look forward to many more discussions on the vital link that covers the ethos and features the strength of this vital global industry. EEs and their friends should be able to air their views on their own community site, which with the recent redesign, has eloquently expanded the EE Times brand. Congratulations to all the hard-working journalists and support staff who have brought the eetimes.com site into the 21st century...and beyond!
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.