It's encouraging to read this. I think focusing on products rather than pursuing a strategy that has Rambus labeled as a "patent troll" is a good direction for the company. I like the statement that there is not much difference between Rambus and ARM. Years ago I think that was true, but in recent years the companies seem to have pursued very different paths. I hope this is a sign that Rambus will indeed be more like ARM as time goes on.
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.