Practically all desirable ELECTRONIC properties of graphene disappear when scaled deeply. Mobility drops below Si, techniques for surface passivation and contacting are non existent. Let's remember that the much ballyhooed properties are for um-wide suspended ribbons of exfoliated graphene. CVD deposited materials are a long long way off from even approaching the record setting performance of exfoliated materials.
Nevertheless the "wake me up when you are ready for TSMC" attitude is really short sighted. The problem with graphene is that people bend over backwards trying to make it look like Si (witness BisFET and other related proposals). The intriguing aspects of this work are that it demonstrates a creative use of graphene's unique properties.
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.