Can you in any way substantiate your first-sentence remark, "After being off the tech radar in recent years" re Intersil? It seems very unfair to them to make such a blanket statement, and then not back it up at all in the article. It's a "dig" at them without backup. (I have no vested interest or pro/con bias with respect to Intersil, I just don't like to see such broad statements made so casually.)
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.