My big concern is the write-ability: We've all had a pointer go blooie (which is less likely in high(er)-level languages like C than in assembler, but a 16k chip is probably going to see assembler). Do they provide some way to lock/protect the code portion of the memory?
I think it has a shot at replacing SRAM but Flash is currently used for MB storage. MRAM is another candidate commonly proposed for the same purpose, because of its high (also not unlimited) endurance. Both can also be disturbed by cumulative if not direct reads. I wonder which would be the preference.
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.