Embedded Insiders: Back to the future with analog computing

September 6, 2018 Rich Nass

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. Most of us grew up on digital computers, which are way smarter, smaller, and consume less power than the original analog systems. Ironically, analog computing may be making a comeback. And it’s ironic because one of the people leading the charge is Gene Frantz, who is well known as a visionary in the DSP space. Gene is currently the CTO of Octavo Systems. Hear what he has to say about this next chapter of computing.

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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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