Are you aware of any SATA or SAS controller chip manufacturers that will actually sell to a small business that cannot 'prove' we will sell 20,000 units out of the chute? (e.g. intel, marvel, etc.) we cannot get the time of day from these guys
we need to be able to be the host/initiator and the device/target.
a few years ago, we ended up doing our own ATA (ide) controller on an fpga. awful time consuming and expensive...
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.