Rick, Stefan Ferber, who is the Director for Communities & Partner Networks in the Internet of Things and Services at Bosch Software Innovations, provides a nice synopsis in his blog following the 2012 IEEE Internet of Things conference in Wuxi, including the "Wuxi National IoT innovation zone" that hosts several research institutes, some 300 companies with 30 bn RMB turnover and more than 70,000 associates.
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.