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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Microchip Announces On-Board Charger Solution for EVs - News

June 12, 2024

Microchip Technology recently announced an On-Board Charger (OBC) solution that is designed to use a selection of the company’s automotive-qualified digital, analog, connectivity and power devices, including the dsPIC33C Digital Signal Controller (DSC), the MCP14C1 isolated SiC gate driver and mSiC MOSFETs in an industry-standard D2PAK-7L XL package.


DEV KIT WEEKLY: Infineon PSoC 4000T CAPSENSE Prototyping Kit - Video

June 11, 2024

This week on DevKit Weekly, we take a look at the Infineon PSoC 4000T CAPSENSE Prototyping Kit.


The Dawn of Industry 5.0: High Innovation or Ignoble Hype - Blog

June 05, 2024

Is the 5th Industrial Revolution upon us? Well, every facet of the connected enterprise space, from materials creation and mining, through supply chain and manufacturing, to retail and end uses; and in every layer from the Edge to the Cloud, and IoT through Embedded, has been deep in the Fourth Industrial Revolution for many years now.

AI & Machine Learning

New Raspberry Pi AI Kit for Edge Applications Developed with Hailo - News

June 05, 2024

Raspberry Pi is now making AI accessible on its platform, tailored specifically for low-power edge applications. The new Raspberry Pi AI Kit is available now for $70 and is ready to help developers experiment and implement with neural networks, artificial intelligence and machine learning on Raspberry Pi 5.


In-Vehicle Radar is Sensing a Victory in Safety - Story

May 31, 2024

In the world of computer sensing and IoT, vision is the current hot number. Although vibration, weight, scent, and other sensing are extremely useful in their niches, vision is more widely applicable to lots of solutions and uses.


NXP, eleQtron and ParityQC Reveal Quantum Computing Demonstrator - News

May 30, 2024

According to a recent release, NXP Semiconductors has partnered with eleQtron and ParityQC, with the QSea consortium of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative (DLR QCI), to create what is reportedly the first full-stack, ion-trap based quantum computer demonstrator made entirely in Germany. The new quantum computer demonstrator is in Hamburg.


Matter Working Group of CSA Publishes New Specification - News

May 10, 2024

The Matter 1.3 Specification was published this week, and according to the Connectivity Standards Alliance, the new spec enables energy reporting for Matter devices, new entertainment features, support for water management devices, electric vehicle chargers, and new major appliances.


Microchip and Kudelski Bring Power of Trust to Embedded IoT - Story

May 07, 2024

IoT security has been a perennial discussion, and well it should be, since the endpoints that make up the IoT are often the first point of vulnerability in any system, especially at the edge. And with all the need for intelligence, ML, and compute at the edge, the need for a Root of Trust is even more critical now than ever.


How and Why Chiplets are Growing in Use and Need - Story

May 06, 2024

Ever since Gordon Moore made his eponymous prediction in 1965, it’s been inevitable that we would reach an end to the ability to keep doubling the processing in individual chips, if only because of the laws of physics (at the macro scale anyway – we’ll cover quantum computing another time!).


Silicon Labs’ New xG26 Family of Wireless IoT SoC and MCU Sets New Standard - News

May 02, 2024

In a recent release, Silicon Labs announced its new xG26 family of Wireless SoC and MCU designed for the IoT and, according to the company, its highest performance device family to date.


Synopsys and Samsung Collaborate on New Production SoC Tapeout - News

May 02, 2024

Synopsys and Samsung have teamed up to announce that they have successfully accomplished the production tapeout for a Samsung high-performance mobile SoC design, according to an announcement this morning.

Analog & Power

NXP Announces New Powerful Processing for Industrial and Automotive - Story

April 30, 2024

It’s been coming and growing for quite a while now, but the most obvious trend coming out of this year’s embedded world in Germany was that IoT, AI, and Embedded systems are becoming an ever more entwined horizontal technology layer.


Sensor Integration and Battery Life Lead AI-IoT-Embedded Confluence - Story

April 25, 2024

One of the key messages to come out of embedded world in Nuremburg, Germany this year was that Embedded computing is becoming increasingly more entwined with IoT systems and AI applications and that customers are looking for these all-in-one solutions at every opportunity. And it's no surprise that the first fertile furrows to plant are the sensor integration and energy efficiency rows. 


New Book on Rugged Edge Offers Insights on Industrial Computing - Blog

April 24, 2024

A new ebook on edge technology for industrial computing has come out from Premio, a rugged edge embedded computing and industrial display technology company.


Open Source Safety Systems Are Now Viable for SDV, Says Elektrobit - Story

April 23, 2024

The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) is the automotive buzzword of the year so far, but most of what we’ve been seeing is either infotainment, or prognostication and promise about Ai-driven automated cars of the future.

AI & Machine Learning

Arm Pushes Edge AI to a Higher Level, Marries Embedded with AI and IoT - Story

April 22, 2024

One of the major threads running through this year’s embedded world was the growing entwining of IoT and embedded computing. It seemed that almost every player, especially at the edge, was touting their ability to bring AI and IoT to the Edge, with more power and embedded tech.

Analog & Power

Sustainable Irrigation through Embedded in India - Story

April 19, 2024

The power, form factor, and especially efficiency of embedded systems is encouraging more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions all over the world. In particular, materials like GaN are making the compromises much easier to adopt, even at the edge.


Observability Takes the Stage with New Percepio Solution - Story

April 18, 2024

Percepio is a Swedish company dedicated to what it calls observability in Embedded systems, and in a series of recent news announcements, it’s shown that the identification and elimination of bugs in software is the core of that observability.

Tech News Roundup

embedded world is Coming to America - Blog

April 08, 2024

It is a beautiful week here in Nurembug, Germany and embedded world is kicking off big time tonight when we’re announcing the Embedded Computing Design Best in Show Award winners (keep watching this space for that announcement, later today!).


WD Releases Red Pro NAS HDD for 24x7 Operations - Blog

March 28, 2024

For enterprises and SMBs, knowing that your memory is always reliable, fast, and feature-rich is no longer a “nice-to-have” feature. AI and other high-intensity workloads need to run 24x7 and be available in real-time, at all times.

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