Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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Machine Vision Leads to an Automated Factory - Story

May 19, 2022

Machine vision is the concept of using cameras as an aid in industrial applications, including factory automation. “Aid” can mean different things to different people. For example, if you are responsible for product quality on an assembly line, you can use machine vision to inspect each product as it rolls off the line to ensure that it is being manufacturing to the required specifications and that there are no defects.

Open Source

Check Out the AUO-ADLINK Tech Forum: On Demand - Story

May 16, 2022

It’s a wrap. The AUO-ADLINK Tech Forum is now officially in the books. However, all the sessions are still available on-demand, so you can rest assured that you won’t miss a thing (nor should you).


Case Study: Validate Security Printing in Real Time - Story

May 13, 2022

The term “secure print” involves protecting printed documents along every step of the document’s life—from the originating application to the target print device and then after it’s in the user’s hands. Secure printing could be a mechanism to keep documents confidential. It could also be a way to ensure that documents are not copied.


The Road to Embedded World: Advantech - Blog

May 12, 2022

Advantech is one of those global embedded computer companies, so their road is not a simple A to B. point to point connection. That said, with facilities all around the globe, the company will have lots to show up the upcoming embedded world exhibition, specifically in Hall 1, Booth 1-207.

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Paul Keely, Chief Cloud Officer, Open Systems - Podcast

May 11, 2022

AI is regularly in the spotlight because of all the great things that can be accomplish with it. However, while we don’t want to think of it that way, it’s also possible that AI can be used for nefarious reasons, and unfortunately, that’s what’s starting to happen.


Road to embedded world: Texas Instruments - Blog

May 04, 2022

The road to embedded world is getting longer and longer in that the number of stops continues to increase, as more embedded vendors sign on to exhibit their wares at the industry’s most significant event of the year.


Embedded Executive: Marc Pégulu, VP of IoT, Semtech - Podcast

May 04, 2022

We've been touting the benefits of long-range wide-area networks (WANs) for a long time now, but at what point do we say, “they’ve arrived”? 


AI in Public Safety Applications - Podcast

May 03, 2022

It’s always a great thing when technology is used for good reasons. Especially for safety and security purposes.


Embedded Executive: Duncan Bosworth, GM, Consumer Business Unit, Analog Devices - Podcast

April 27, 2022

Consumer products and technology continue to evolve, particularly how we interact with them. Ensuring that the interaction is a smooth and seamless one is more difficult than it sounds.

Analog & Power

Tear Down: Simple, Inexpensive CO2 Sensing Device - Blog

April 26, 2022

The CO2GO is a mobile CO2 sensor that’s simple to use and sells for about $130. Built around the Infineon Xensiv PAS CO2 sensor, the system contains green, yellow, and red LEDs that reflect the ambient air quality. Since it’s USB-powered and weighs just a few ounces, the CO2GO can be plugged into a wall charger, computer, and used just about anywhere.


Embedded Executive: Michael Rada, Industry 5.0 Expert - Podcast

April 20, 2022

I have said for some time that there is a lot of confusion over what Industry 5.0 actually is. In this situation, I use the old “ask five people, get five different answers” axiom.

Analog & Power

Aspinity Analog ML Chip Allows Battery-Powered “Always On” - Blog

April 18, 2022

Machine learning (ML) is all about massive amounts of processing, DSP, etc., right? Maybe not, according to the team at Aspinity. The company continues to push ahead on the analog front. The latest member of the company’s analogML family, the AML100, operates completely in the analog domain. As a result, it can reduce always-on system power by 95% (for the record, we had to walk through this a couple of times before I believed them).


The Role of Edge Computing in the Modern Data Center - Blog

April 12, 2022

As we see the trend of edge computing rise across industries, one of the most important uses for it is in data centers. Incorporating edge computing enables more autonomously run data centers, and a low latency network is critical in environments that strive to maximize compute throughput and reduce server idle time. Timothy Vang, Vice President of Marketing and Applications at Semtech, answers some questions about the intricacies of edge computing and the important role it plays in the modern data center to meet the current bandwidth and speed demands.


Embedded Executive: Matt Johnson, President and CEO, Silicon Labs - Video

April 12, 2022

Matt Johnson was appointed President and CEO of Silicon Labs earlier this year.


Embedded Executive: Sasan Montaseri, Founder, ITTIA - Podcast

April 06, 2022

IoT databases are different from general databases. Really? That was a surprise to me.

Analog & Power

Embedded Executive: Paul Beckmann, CTO, DSP Concepts - Podcast

March 30, 2022

Applications that require high-quality audio are fraught with issues.


Combine the Latest in GPU Compute and Display Technologies for Today’s AI Edge-Based Applications - Blog

March 30, 2022

Precise and accurate high-resolution imaging is a requirement in many applications, such as medical/healthcare. You certainly wouldn’t want your surgeon looking at a display that wasn’t as crisp and clear and as fast-reacting as possible.

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