Can you wrap your brain around the concept of an FPGA containing sufficient programmable fabric to represent the equivalent of 50 million ASIC gates? I knwo I'm struggling with it -- and this number doesn't include and hard IP cores like the transceivers and block RAMs.
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.