If the technology were not at least theoretically capable of MLC, it might be hard to push. Extending vertically might be only way otherwise. It might make MLC harder by reducing read current. And there could be retention issues since there is no opportunity to confine charge vertically.
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.