Senior Technology Editor

Embedded Computing Design

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers, he would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars. In previous lives, he’s been a short order cook, telemarketer, medical supply technician, mover of the bodies at a funeral home, pirate, poet, partial alliterist, parent, partner and pretender to various thrones. Most of his exploits are either exaggerated or blatantly false.

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Consumer

Big Boost for Matter as Silicon Labs and Arduino Partner Up - Story

February 22, 2024

Matter is fast becoming the only Smart Home standard that… matters. Now, Silicon Labs and Arduino have partnered up to help developers go from new board to commissioned device faster than ever, speeding time to market.

Industrial

Cadence Unveils Millennium Platform Accelerated Digital Twin - News

February 12, 2024

In a recent release, Cadence Design Systems has announced its Millennium Enterprise Multiphysics Platform, which the company says is the industry’s first hardware/software (HW/SW) accelerated digital twin solution for multiphysics system design and analysis.

Analog & Power

Silanna Semiconductor to Introduce Power Sharing IC Tech - News

February 01, 2024

Silanna Semiconductor, a company specialized to improve power management, power density, and efficiency performance, is poised to announce its full portfolio of AC/DC and DC/DC products at the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).

Analog & Power

Marquee Semiconductor Brings in New Strategic Advisor, Gideon Intrater - News

January 30, 2024

In these changing and evolving times in embedded computing, with the growth of AI and other tech, not to mention the supply chain struggles in semiconductors over the last few years, good strategic advice can be worth its weight in gold.

Processing

Kinara Processor Boost Performance and Enables Edge AI - Story

January 27, 2024

It seems like every company is looking to layer AI into their solutions, from the Edge to the Cloud. The technical requirements for even lightweight AI, not to mention Generative or Predictive AI, and particularly at the edge, are no simple matter.

Automotive

Get Rolling: Automotive AI and ADAS Innovations - Story

January 23, 2024

Embedded for Automotive is the sleeping giant industry right now. The fact that so much of CES was about automotive technology and supporting applications would be indication enough, but we’ve also seen huge partnership announcements, new investments from the biggest RISC-V players, and tech innovations from major embedded companies like STMicroelectronics and Microchip.

Processing

Honeywell Dives into Quantum Computing with Investment in $5 Billion Company - News

January 19, 2024

Honeywell has joined a $300 million equity fundraise for Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company, at a pre-money valuation of $5 billion. The technology giant was joined by JPMorgan Chase, Mitsui & Co., and Amgen, though Honeywell remains the company's majority shareholder. This investment brings Quantinuum to about $625 million in investments, according to the release.

AI & Machine Learning

AI Rolls Deep from the Factory to the Edge at CES - Blog

January 17, 2024

There were lots of jokes in Las Vegas last week about how CES is the world’s biggest auto show these days, (more on that in future stories), but it would be just as true to say the Consumer Electronics Show is the premier home of the leading commercial AI use cases anywhere.

We saw Generative AI and Machine Learning engines right next to statistical analysis on big data sets, personal assistants, advanced chatbots, and numerous interesting Edge AI Implementations.

Let’s take a look at a very few of the ones we saw in every hall and nearly every booth.

Processing

Dev Kit Weekly: i.MX 8M Plus Development Kit from VEST - Video

January 15, 2024

The i.MX 8M Plus Development Kit from VEST is designed to be a real all-rounder for AI, ML, and multi-media projects especially. The built-in versatility makes it suitable for all sorts of applications in need of a powerful embedded computer. These include:

Industrial

Embedded Editor Report: Innovation Through Iteration - Blog

January 12, 2024

It’s my last day roaming the halls at this CES celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the CTIA, and despite the encroaching exhaustion (don’t worry, it’s my fault) and probable stress fractures in my feet (a hyperbole, but not-inaccurate assessment), it’s been a really great week.

Automotive

Embedded Editor Report: Platforming Embedded Computing - Blog

January 11, 2024

CES is telling a pretty distinct story for the embedded computing world: it’s time to stop siloing and start thinking in terms of platforms.

Consumer

Embedded Editor Report: CES Hits the Road and Drives Excitement - Story

January 10, 2024

It’s that time of year in Las Vegas yet again: CES. The streets are clogged, and the hotels are full, but we travelers aren’t bothered because the Convention Center is rocking and rolling with new tech and we’ve got to see as much as we can.

Open Source

New RISC-V Company Quintauris Joins Major Semiconductor Players, Names CEO - News

January 02, 2024

It was announced last August that semiconductor industry players Robert Bosch, Infineon, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, and Qualcomm Technologies were planning to launch a joint venture into RISC-V, and now it has a name and a CEO.

AI & Machine Learning

AI Leads Revolution in Semiconductors and High-Performance Computing - Story

December 28, 2023

It’s no secret to anyone who’s been paying attention, but AI assistance is bringing new methods and innovations to nearly every industry, for good or ill.

Networking & 5G

Quectel Releases SG520B series of Smart Connectivity Modules - News

December 26, 2023

In a recent release, Quectel Wireless Solutions, global IoT solutions provider, announced its new Quectel SG520B series of 5G Sub-6GHz, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth smart modules.

Security

Get Certified, Partner: Safety and Security Standards for Embedded Systems - Story

December 20, 2023

So, you’ve been working hard on your embedded computer, solution, application, or device and it’s almost time to start scaling it up and announcing it to the public.

Hold your horses there, cowpoke.

AI & Machine Learning

STMicroelectronics Announces Edge AI Suite for Hardware and Software - News

December 06, 2023

In an announcement today, STMicroelectronics is introducing a new Edge AI Suite designed to help companies transform products with AI tools. The company said that the new integrated set of software tools are free-to-use with ST hardware and will drive new designs and deployment of billions of connected, autonomous things embedding AI.

Open Source

Keeping It 100: RISC-V Reality Check - Story

December 05, 2023

Hype about the RISC-V market has been rising consistently since the first board was released in 2015, but developments over the last 18 months merit closer examination, and we’ve been digging in.

Industrial

STMicroelectronics Long-Range Wireless Microcontrollers Offer Energy-Efficient Connectivity - News

November 29, 2023

According to a recent announcement, STMicroelectronics has released a new microcontroller (MCU) that is designed to fuse wireless-device design with high-performance and efficient architecture. The company said that the novel power-saving features will enable the battery life in the new wireless MCU to extend beyond 15 years.

Open Source

Microsoft Contributes Azure RTOS to Eclipse Foundation - Story

November 22, 2023

Microsoft has decided to make Azure RTOS open source via the Eclipse Foundation, according to a recent post on the company’s Internet of Things blog by Stefan Wick, Product Management Lead in Azure IoT at Microsoft.

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