Rick, there is probably not much inside the ASICs...the whole concept of software defined networks is that switch can be very simple like a cross-bar, has tons of very high speed IOs and all packet processing functions are done in very faast processor outside the switch core...we are moving back to cheap but dumb switches...Kris
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.