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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Analog & Power

Embedded Executive: Energy Harvesting, Atmosic - Podcast

June 28, 2023

Energy harvesting has been with us for quite some time, but it has not achieved the lofty goals that industry insiders predicted. 


Protect Your IoT Devices, Really - Blog

June 27, 2023

It took a little explaining for me to understand this one, but now it makes sense, a lot of sense.


Micron’s UFS 4.0 Mobile Storage Is Optimized For AI and 5G Apps - Blog

June 23, 2023

It really is possible to make memory that’s geared toward a particular application, if you’re still of the belief that AI is an application. I learned that fact recently, thanks to the folks at Micron Technology, who recently announced that they are delivering qualification samples of the company’s Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 mobile solution.


ReRAM NVM Shines, Even in In High-Rad Applications - Blog

June 22, 2023

Saying that non-volatile memory (NVM) is ubiquitous is an understatement. From our consumer devices to industrial and medical/healthcare applications, even in our cars, NVM is omnipresent. It’s used to store the operating system, the program files, our pictures, videos, and other data. In environments with high levels of radiation, such as aerospace and medical devices, selecting the right NVM can be a key consideration since radiation can impact the operation of many technologies.


Embedded Executive: Storage Without a Storage Box, StorPool - Podcast

June 21, 2023

Software-defined storage is a relatively new technology. It does the same job as the large storage box, but without the large storage box. Huh?

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Explosive Growth in Cloud-based AI, Unisys - Podcast

June 14, 2023

We talk a lot here about Edge-based AI and all the things that it can accomplish. But that leaves out a significant portion of the market, that being Cloud-based AI and machine learning.


Embedded Executive Podcast: Is the Gov Killing the Embedded Industry? IntervalZero - Podcast

June 07, 2023

A few years ago, businesses reaped big benefits from federal tax cuts. However, that money needed to come from somewhere.

AI & Machine Learning

DevTalk with Rich and Vin: How and Where to Begin Your AI Design - Podcast

June 06, 2023

While Rich and Vin usually believe they all the answers to all the design-related questions, that may not always be the case. For example, when the question of where to begin your AI-based design came up, the “experts” felt in was prudent to bring in someone even more expert. In this case, that was Stuart Feffer, of Renesas.

Analog & Power

Embedded Executive: Is SiC Dead? Navitas Semiconductor - Podcast

May 31, 2023

Fast-charging an end device like a smart phone in under 10 minutes using Gallium Nitride (GaN) power components is awesome. However, it’s not as great as it sounds, for a few reasons.


Embedded Executive: All DRAMs Are Not Created Equally, Apacer - Podcast

May 24, 2023

DRAM is DRAM, right? There’s no difference from manufacturer to manufacturer. If that’s your take, you’ll likely find yourself in trouble when it comes to your design’s memory subsystem.


Best in Show Winners at Automate 2023 - Blog

May 22, 2023

The judges have met and the votes are in. I’m pleased to announce the latest round of Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show winners for the Automate 2023 Show.

Analog & Power

Power over Ethernet Switch Adds Network and Security Features for Outdoor Applications - Blog

May 19, 2023

PoE switches designed for outdoor use in smart buildings and cities enable services ranging from public Wi-Fi and video surveillance to connected streetlights that increasingly need better reliability and cybersecurity protection. Extending the industry’s family of PoE switches with the high industry-standard outdoor protection for these applications, Microchip Technology has developed the PDS-204GCO switch that adds increased cyber protection plus the redundancy required for high network availability in mission-critical applications with long-distance connectivity. It also complies with the high outdoor industry-standards.

Analog & Power

Navitas Ups the Ante For GaN Integration - Blog

May 17, 2023

Navitas Semiconductor, one of the leaders in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs and silicon carbide (SiC) technology, recently launched a family of ICs that deliver unprecedented levels of performance and integration. Dubbed GaNSense Control, the devices feature high-frequency quasi-resonant (HFQR) flybacks supporting QR, DCM, CCM and multiple-frequency, hybrid-mode operations, with frequencies up to 225 kHz.


AdaCore’s RecordFlux Technology Enables the Development of Provable, Secure Communication Protocols - Blog

May 16, 2023

AdaCore, a provider of software development and verification tools, recently launched its RecordFlux technology, designed to ease the development and security of binary communication protocols.

Analog & Power

Empower Semiconductor Ships Its Latest 3.3 V IVRs - Blog

May 16, 2023

Empower Semiconductor, a supplier of integrated voltage regulators (IVRs), has commenced production and customer shipments of its quad-output step-down converters that combine what it claims is the industry’s highest power density and fastest transient response. The EP71xx series of power management ICs takes advantage of the company’s high-speed power architectures to eliminate all external components and deliver a compact, high performance solution.

Debug & Test

Embedded Executive: Digital RF, Qualinx B.V. - Podcast

May 16, 2023

Digital RF is something you don’t hear a lot about, but it is being deployed in some of our embedded systems, including those that live at the Edge of the IoT. But, is it really digital?


ASUS Small Form Factor SBCs Suit Industrial Edge AI Applications - Blog

May 11, 2023

Some new single-board computers (SBCs) from ASUS IoT up the ante in terms of performance for industrial Edge AI applications.


Embedded Executive: Semtech, An Acquisition Shakes Up the Embedded Space - Podcast

May 10, 2023

Semtech recently acquired Sierra Wireless. That’s a pretty big acquisition. To understand why it is was done and what it means to an embedded developer, I spoke to Pravin Desale, the Senior Vice President of IoT Engineering at Semtech on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

AI & Machine Learning

DevTalk with Rich and Vin: Assessing the AI/ML Ecosystem - Podcast

May 09, 2023

AI and machine learning are relatively new technologies in the embedded space. And the only way an application space can grow is by having a robust ecosystem. Some may argue that such an ecosystem already exists for AI, while others say that developers should wait a bit before diving in.


Latest Technologies Come Together For Great Sound - Blog

May 03, 2023

I generally don’t write about finished consumer products; rather, I stick to the components and technologies inside. However, it’s always nice to see when the technologies we cover come together to make a great product. And that’s exactly the case in the Soundcore Motion Boom Plus speaker.

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