This seems like an indicator that we are about ready for a move to a true unified memory architecture. This idea has been discussed for a while, but if there is a market for this type of box one would think that there might be a market soon for a box that does not make a distinction between volatile RAM and storage.
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.