The SM130 houses a 16-bit three-axis gyroscope and a 12-bit three-axis accelerometer, sounds good but what does it cost and what are the drift numbers? This might be a nice robotic upgrade for an IMU if the cost and features are better than the current offerings. With some of the cheaper MEMs they have a lot of drift/noise and this limits their usefulness, still they are used due to low cost and some tricks to "re-calibrate" on the fly. Looking forward to hearing more of the details.
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.