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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Embedded Executive: Jeff DiCorpo, SVP Business Development, efabless - Podcast

July 07, 2021

Develop an ASIC for less than $10,000? I didn’t believe it either. But according to Jeff DiCorpo, a Senior VP at efabless, not only is it possible, but people are doing it with his company’s tools. Learn how to generate your own design on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.


The COM-HPC Spec is Here and Products Are Starting to Emerge - Blog

July 05, 2021

COM-HPC was officially ratified about six months ago. Embedded Computing Design has done a nice job covering the spec and many of the products that have come out of the spec (some before ratification and many after). We also posted a series of videos (called COM-HPC Academy) with some of the influential members of PICMG, the standards body behind the spec.

Networking & 5G

Embedded Executive: Remi Lorrain, LoRaWAN Network Director, Semtech - Podcast

June 30, 2021

LoRaWAN wants to invade your home. Its backers think that it’s perfect for many smart home applications. However, don’t we already have one — or two or three —wireless networks that are “perfect” for the home, namely Bluetooth and WiFi?

Analog & Power

Switcher ICs from Power Integrations up efficiency while reducing component count - Blog

June 30, 2021

Power Integrations has upped the game in the switching power-supply space with the release of its LinkSwitch-TNZ ICs. The devices combine offline power conversion, lossless zero-cross detection and, optionally, X-capacitor discharge functions, all in a compact SO-8C package. The parts can be used for non-isolated buck and buck-boost power supplies with an output current of up to 575 mA and can provide up to 12 W output for universal-input isolated flyback designs. These are specs that are suited for smart home and appliance applications.


New Lattice CertusPro-NX FPGAs Offer the Size, Power, and Speed Needed for Edge Applications - Story

June 28, 2021

Lower power and higher bandwidth are the key characteristics needed for Edge-based processing. And those are the principles that Lattice’s CertusPro-NX general-purpose FPGA family are built upon. These devices increase the logic density over what was previously offered to up to 100k logic cells.


You Will Be Hacked. Be Ready For It - Story

June 23, 2021

When I started the research for this article, I was looking for how OEMs could keep their systems safe from hackers. By the time I finished the research, it became clear to me that my vision was not accurate. You can not design a system that can’t breached, unless it’s one that does not connect to the outside world.

Open Source

Embedded Executive: Shuah Khan, Linux Kernel Fellow, Linux Foundation - Podcast

June 23, 2021

Two applications we discuss often at Embedded Computing Design are automotive and medical. More and more, these applications are making use of the Linux operating system. Why is that the case, and is it the same flavor for each?

Analog & Power

MIKROE’s SiBRAIN MCU Development Standard Cuts Development Time - Blog

June 17, 2021

I sometimes struggle to see the positive side when a new standard is announced, one that claims to “dramatically cut development time.”

AI & Machine Learning

Edge-to-Cloud AI Deployment with Microsoft Azure and Lanner Intelligent Edge Appliances - Video

June 16, 2021

Advanced AI applications now face fundamental challenges in latency and reliability. Hence, Edge-to-Cloud AI solutions that can be deployed with existing core IT infrastructure have become key AI enablers. Harnessing existing workflows is instrumental to Edge-ready solutions capable of closing complex gaps between core business IT investments, competencies, and next-generation AI opportunities.


Embedded Executive: Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA - Podcast

June 16, 2021

Here’s a fact that won’t shock you—the automotive industry is in the midst of a huge transformation thanks to AI technology. Here’s another fact that won’t be a surprise—NVIDIA is smack in the middle of that transformation.

Open Source

Embedded Executive: James Prior, Head of Global Communications, SiFive - Podcast

June 09, 2021

Is Intel teaming up with SiFive to produce RISC-V chips? It depends how much you read between the lines in a recent release from SiFive.


Embedded Executive: Steve Hanna, Distinguished Engineer, Infineon Technologies - Podcast

June 02, 2021

We spend a lot of time talking about the specification known as CHIP (Connected Home over IP). While the hard work on this topic continues, the names of the group and the standard have changed.

AI & Machine Learning

Assembling the Pieces of the AIoT Puzzle - Blog

June 01, 2021

Note: This is the fourth in a series of four blogs (and associated podcasts). First, I looked at what it means to be operating an AIoT platform. In the second, I went through some of the subsystems that go into that AIoT platform, drilling down into the nuts and bolts. The third covered AMRs.

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Allan Yang, CTO, Advantech, Part 3 - Podcast

May 26, 2021

It’s obvious that you can do 5G without AI. However, the inverse is not always true—adding 5G to AI makes the AI platform run far more efficiently. In the third of three podcasts, I discussed this topic with Allan Yang, the CTO of Advantech. Allan brings a great perspective, as his company is one of the architects behind AI platforms. Hear all about it in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.

Analog & Power

Cirrus Logic Offers Digital PA for Battery-Powered Devices - Blog

May 12, 2021

Research says that users are playing music, podcasts, movies, and gaming directly on their handsets, without the use of an external audio device.

AI & Machine Learning

Embedded Executive: Ken Grohe, President, WekaIO - Podcast

May 12, 2021

AI and all its varied facets are new to most of the world.


Applied Materials Introduces New Materials to Advance DRAM Technology - Blog

May 10, 2021

Memory technology doesn’t always advance at the swiftest pace, but there’s been some movement in this space as of late.


Virtium Introduces Small Form-Factor DDR4 Memory Modules - Blog

May 06, 2021

Virtium, a provider of industrial solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions, recently introduced a series of high-speed, small-form-factor memory modules.


Embedded Executive: Roy Dagan, CEO, SecuriThings - Podcast

May 05, 2021

It seems like there’s a new security solution popping up on a daily basis. One new entrant is SecuriThings, an IoT security vendor focusing on various industries, including healthcare.

Open Source

Embedded Executive: Mark Himelstein, CTO, RISC-V - Podcast

April 28, 2021

There’s no moss gathering on the RISC-V stone. The group continues to make progress in just about all facets of its roadmap.

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