Welcome to this year’s “What to see at Embedded World 2016” blog. Over the next two weeks I’ll unveil fundamental advances in electronic design engineering and electronic displays, and review the touchscreen arms race (that appeared all but won) as resistive fights back against its widely understood superior, projected capacitive. I’ll explore how we can truly secure arguably the widest connected infrastructure in history under IoT, locally and via networking. I’ll delve into ultra-low-power EtherCAT networks powered for years on tiny batteries and present the technological advances in wireless charging stations of 2016. I’ll also debate whether Microsoft’s lack of embedded licensing for Windows 10 IoT will drive them out of the market, and understand if and how Android can capitalize on this vacuum.
I’ll look forward to sharing all this and more over the next fortnight, then I’ll head to Embedded World 2016 where I hope to meet as many of my readers as possible; either at the show or our cocktail party on Monday 7:30 p.m. at Le Meridian Grand Hotel – until then, enjoy!