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.

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  • MathWorks’ Latest Tools Hasten 5G Development

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  • Hear the Details of Xilinx’s ACAP Architecture

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  • Video: Xilinx Developer Forum

    XDF is Xilinx's Developer Forum that trains engineers in the intricacies of embedded systems development.

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  • Maxim’s Wearable Platform Monitors ECG, Heart Rate, and Temperature

    Maxim’s Health Sensor Platform 2.0 allows the monitoring of various health parameters, including heart rate and body temperature.

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  • We’re Making the World a Better Place While Someone Claims the Big Prize

    Phase One of the Better Place Design Challenge is complete. We received tons of entries and had the difficult task of whittling the number of finalists down to 10.

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  • Complete SiP from Octavo Really is a Complete System

    SiP integrates a processor, memory, two power supplies and so on. Get your Linux-based IoT systems out the door in record time.

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  • Embedded Insiders: Back to the future with analog computing

    Embedded Insiders: Back to the future with analog computing

    There’s a reasonably good chance that you’re not old enough to remember the days of analog computers, as that would likely put you in your sixties.

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  • Five Minutes with…Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi

    Five Minutes with…Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi

    Are you up to speed on digital twins? If you’re not, you probably should be, especially if you plan to play in the IoT space. I have to admit that I needed to be educated on this topic. I received...

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  • Five Minutes with…Sumat Mehra, SVP & GM, Xperi

    Five Minutes with…Sumat Mehra, SVP & GM, Xperi

    All smart phones have cameras now. But what they do with those images is quite different. Here are questions I threw at Sumat Mehra, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Xperi.

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  • Five Minutes with…Brian Faith, CEO, QuickLogic

    Five Minutes with…Brian Faith, CEO, QuickLogic

    Machine learning at the node is starting to become a reality, thanks to the availability of adequate processing capability. This idea was the basis of my discussion with Brian Faith of QuickLogic.

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  • Five minutes with ... John Wall, QNX

    Five minutes with ... John Wall, QNX

    When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there are followers and there are leaders. QNX, a subsidiary of Blackberry, believes it falls into the latter class.

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  • Five Minutes with…Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director, eSync Alliance

    Five Minutes with…Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director, eSync Alliance

    We keep hearing about over-the-air updates for the automotive space. Is this real or is it a pipe dream?

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  • New Release of Ayla Networks IoT Platform Removes All Wireless Module Restrictions

    The new portable agent device and enhanced application enablement will speed time to value and add flexibility for building IoT solutions.

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  • Five Minutes with ... Bruce Douglas, Chief Evangelist, IBM

    Five Minutes with ... Bruce Douglas, Chief Evangelist, IBM

    Most folks that aren’t deeply into the thick of development don’t know what agile development is, or why they should be thinking about it. It’s not a new technique, but it is slowing gaining momentum.

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  • Bluetooth Mesh Appears Ready For Prime Time

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  • Simple On-Line Training For Complex Topics

    The basics of deep learning and neural nets, as well as Ada and Spark are handled in a refreshing manner.

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  • Five Minutes with…Ashish Syal, Chief Engineer for IoT, Sierra Wireless

    Five Minutes with…Ashish Syal, Chief Engineer for IoT, Sierra Wireless

    Smart technology is all around us. However, it hasn’t migrated to the industrial sector with nearly the speed that it could (or should). Why is that?

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  • As Engineers, We Have the Power to Change the World

    Win $6000 while making the world a better place. Let's all do our parts.

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  • Simplify EMI Compliance with Maxim Power Modules

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