3M is one of the most innovative companies on the planet, and understands consumer trends. So we have been looking forward to their previously announced touch screen efforts for past few years. Suddenly, high volume is ramping up, but on which of the 3 types of films is the major volume, and who are some early adopters? Silver nanowire had some environmental and safety issues in past R/D work, but we assume is better understood now. The 2 micron silver mesh sounds like the best idea of the three, but do they have reliability data published yet?
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.