While there are no blockbuster smartphone at this year's CES, it's interesting to see how far the chip makers are pushing what can be done with Moore's Law on the mobile side. In PCs, we're getting down to the low 20s and teens when it comes to nanometer chip size. However, beyond PCs, it's much more interesting to me to see how far down to push the circuitry of these chips on devices that are much smaller and need to run much cooler.
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.