When trying to figure out what is the Internet of Things (IoT), it might be best to start with what it isn't.
It's not a buzzword, or at least electronic system design is not well served by buzzwordy platitudes about IoT. That was one of many conclusions of a panel of experts at a Wireless Communications Alliance gathering Thursday (Sept. 11), hosted at Cadence.
"Buzzwords aren't going to help us tell one system apart from another," said Steven Ray, Distinguished Research Fellow with Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, who moderated the evening panel.
Pavan Singh, head of strategy for Internet of Everything Vertical Solutions at Cisco, later joked, "If you want to do a startup today, what do you want your startup to be called? IoT startup."
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