Talking to Qualcomm executive recently, though, I realized that we are now entering a whole new world where a host of new challenges exist: how do you certify an infotainment SoC auto grade, at a time when more and more blocks are inegrated into the apps processor SoC? Higher and higher integration was the name of the game for any SoCs in the consumer market, but it probably isn't the case for infotainment SoCs in automotive applications.
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.