Driving Intelligence To The IoT Edge Invents A New Breed Of Designers


A new breed of designers has arrived that is leveraging inexpensive sensors to build the intelligent systems at the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT). These systems play in every space: from devices on the body, vehicles, the workplace, across the land, sea, air, and the outer reaches of space. It’s no surprise that this new breed of designers is taking full advantage of advanced sensing t... » read more

Data Management For IIoT Devices: Is Your Software Stack Up To Task?


By now we’ve heard about the great things the IIoT will bring; increased productivity, improved operational efficiency, innovation, greater competitiveness the global markets, and so on. But there’s a major shift underway that’s worth mentioning. …what is this shift? Image courtesy of EETimes. The rise of the edge device Today we are seeing intelligent processing and ... » read more

Life on the Edge of IoT


The world on the edge of the IoT provides a rich microcosm to explore. While much of the attention paid to IoT is on big data applications in the cloud or the world of aggregating massive data provided by the real-world edge devices in the wild though cellphones and gateways, the edge devices themselves present a cornucopia of design challenges and exciting applications. Sensors and actuators m... » read more

Tech Talk: Swarm Boxes


Edward Lee, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, shows off a prototype of a new class of IoT devices that fit into a category dubbed immobiles, and introduces a more meaningful terminology for the IoT: The Internet of Important Things. [youtube vid=4QLRfJ-fQKg] » read more

Conflicting Needs For IoT Edge Designs


The mad rush has begun to hype the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"], but the path forward isn't quite as straightforward as the marketers would like it to be. ICs used at the edge of the IoT—the ones that gather information to be controlled by smart phones or tablets and transmitted to devices for processing and data analytics—need to be designed differently than the initial for... » read more