Peter Thorne, Cambashi Ltd.
There are new ways of interacting with connected products. Why build instrumentation and controls into machines if every user will have a tablet or phone? Just run an app to see the displays and buttons, and operate the machine. Manufacturers will change their approach to development, operations, and service. I remember feeling mildly alarmed [...]
The StuxNet virus made headlines a while ago, but the engineering profession has a lot of work left to do to make electronic systems secure. Stuxnet brought visibility to an undesirable characteristic of our world of smart, connected equipment – namely, that almost every electronic control system contains some amount of software. This software, just like software in every office [...]
The Internet of Things (IoT) implies that there is no boundary – each embedded system will have to handle other embedded systems, data centers at HQ, and cloud-based apps. This new universe is exciting and frightening for developers and their management teams. A “disconnected” embedded system can be complex, but at least the software is [...]