Smaller cells will be in huge demand in crowded areas with large traffic, Freescale had rightly pitched the market need and has come up with a very good solution. But at the same time they will have to convince equipment manufactures to used their chip as compared to other chipsets, also miniaturization is not must at chip level as base stations are not like the mobile phones that strictly need to be smaller.
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.