It's most appropriate that we discuss cakes this week. We have cake everytime someone in the office has a birthday. Since no one (so far) has a birthday in August, we started the tradition of Cake Week in August, which is this week (18-22) this year. It's a diabetic's nightmare, but a great morale booster (probably from the sugar high). There is an unwritten policy that if anyone gets hired who has an August birthday they will have to change it to a different month.
"Blessed are the fat, for they shall live longer when the food runs out."
An action for our customer to specify an impedance had been open a year, so my then boss made it a cake with a Smith Chart iced on to it. He gave the customer a candle and asked them to put the candle in a position to specify the impedance. The customer put the candle horrizontally in the side of the cake.
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.