Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

  • ST MCU sports two cores and two wireless media

    Aimed at smart/IoT products, the STM32WB contains dual Arm cores.

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  • Data I/O, IAR Systems partner to efficiently speed up MCU production process

    A process that was previously done manually, at best, is now far simpler thanks to an interesting partnership.

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  • Smart lock has all you need

    The smart home compliment works with Bluetooth LE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and AppleKit. It also offers a high level of security.

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  • Tear down: The iHome iAVS16 Alexa-enabled clock radio

    Tear down: The iHome iAVS16 Alexa-enabled clock radio

    See what’s inside this innovative device. You’ll be surprised to learn how some seemingly simple parts were more difficult than expected.

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  • Tiny Bluetooth speakers pack lots of features

    At just under 2 in. high, these travel-friendly speakers offer great stereo sound.

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  • DSP Concepts and Amlogic create soft-DSP Amazon-qualified dev kit for Alexa Voice Service

    A demo I witnessed at CES made me think differently about the use of an audio-enabled appliance.

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  • Take control of the energy use in your home, especially if you’re using solar

    Tool looks at, monitors, and controls the energy use within a home, with special consideration for solar energy.

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  • HBM2 powers the next generation of high bandwidth applications

    HBM2 powers the next generation of high bandwidth applications

    HBM2 can achieve faster data rates across more channels, which equates to higher bandwidths, and the availability of comprehensive subsystem solutions can now mitigate many integration challenges.

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  • Microchip’s ATECC608A secure element and Partner Program aid in security

    Microchip’s ATECC608A secure element and new Security Design Partner Program provide the parts and partners needed for designing secure solutions.

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  • MCUs from TI sense flow rate

    MCUs from TI sense flow rate

    Yup, there’s an MCU for just about everything. Case in point, the MSP430FR6xx family of ultrasonic sensing and measurement SoCs are optimized for water and heat meters.

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  • Maxim’s Single-Chip Battery-Management System Helps Achieve ASIL D Compliance

    This advanced battery-management system, the MAX17843 from Maxim, enables a safer and smarter car.

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  • CES 2018: ProLogium Bendable Batteries Flex Their Muscles at CES 2018

    CES 2018: ProLogium Bendable Batteries Flex Their Muscles at CES 2018

    Unlike other flexible batteries that are prone to exploding or bursting, ProLogium Lithium Ceramic Batteries provide a degree of ruggedness for use in applications like wearables and automotive.

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  • Z-Wave sensors can go just about anywhere in the home

    The Z-Wave Alliance contains more than 700 vendors, from which more than 2400 products are available.

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  • Developing for autonomous driving is hard – really hard

    Lots of people are talking about autonomous driving, but the number of people actually developing systems around it is relatively small.

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  • The dev kit tour with Cirrus Logic

    I took the latest tour of dev kits with a sidekick—my trusty friend Alexa. The kit du jour was the Cirrus Logic CRD1569-1 Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS.

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  • Highly-integrated, low-power, 24-GHz radio wave sensor from Socionext

    Highly-integrated, low-power, 24-GHz radio wave sensor from Socionext

    Unlike other proximity sensors available on the market, the compact 24-GHz sensor from Socionext weighs just 0.145 g and comes in a 40-pin 12- by 7- by 0.8-mm pin package.

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  • Redpine Signals launches low-power wireless MCU and connectivity solutions for IoT devices

    Redpine Signals launches low-power wireless MCU and connectivity solutions for IoT devices

    The company is claiming to have developed the industry’s lowest-power multi-protocol wireless MCU aimed at IoT devices solution, the RS14100.

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  • Marvell pushes WiFi technology with 802.11ax devices

    The company sets now offers complete 802.11ax support, allowing a full MU-MIMO and OFDMA uplink and downlink, multi-gigabit connections, peak network efficiency, and low latency.

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  • Protect your design with a PUF

    Protecting your design can be quite simple and inexpensive. Don't leave home without it.

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  • Connect to the IoT through NB-IoT

    Connect to the IoT through NB-IoT

    Riot Micro is backing the narrow-band protocol, known as NB-IoT, with its RM1000 baseband modem IC.

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