It took about 5 years after the transistor was invented before the method of purifing silicon so that it could scale in frequency. As I understand it Graphene is where the transistor was at its time of invention. I say that our combined technology will solve the production problem and when that happens, it will scale our technology to new territories. As I see it now, silicon has about five years or so before it can reach its max frequency. We need Graphene or Silicene or Stanene to come through for us. When it does, we'll have a brave new world. I'm betting on Graphene and have invested in a graphite mine.
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.