In our continuing series on the IoT, Frank Schirrmeister of Cadence explains what three components of the IoT are important to him.
Schirrmeister: There are three components of importance. Fitbit. ARM’s going very big in that area, with their silicon partners. That’s not the IoT in its completeness. That’s an important component, but the analog mixed-signal components are certainly fun and challenging in this domain.
Then there are two more pieces to the Internet of Things that make me very happy, from a system design perspective: The first one is the hub of my data from the Fitbit. I have at least four hubs that I’m concerned about. My cell phone when I’m mobile. My computer at home. My living room; apparently my TV knows about my habits.
And there is my car. So that’s a hub – a very important piece. And from a system design perspective, there’s system development, emulation, FPGA, virtualization. There is a huge interesting market for us.
Then the third piece is this whole cloud space. That’s where the Intel, ARM, PC battle is waging. And that’s also a very important component of the Internet of Things where all the data crunching has happened and the health data that the health monitor needs to pick up. It is a very attractive market for EDA and will be very important to drive requirements, as well, for us.