Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

  • Dev Kit Weekly: Thundercomm TurboX AI Kit

    Dev Kit Weekly: Thundercomm TurboX AI Kit

    This week we review the Thundercomm TurboX AI Kit, which is based on the Thundercomm TurboX module, which is based on the Qualcomm SDA845 heterogeneous SoC, which is based on... just kidding.

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  • Dev Kit Weekly – Maxim Integrated MAX86150EVSYS Mobile Health Monitoring Kit

    Dev Kit Weekly – Maxim Integrated MAX86150EVSYS Mobile Health Monitoring Kit

    Rather than one piece of hardware, this week you get two: The MAX86150 electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram bio-sensor module and MAX32630FTHR microcontroller board, both from Maxim Integrated.

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  • How to Extend Legacy Systems into the AI & IoT Era

    The advantages of AI and IoT are too difficult to ignore. Collecting equipment or process data and transmitting it to an AI can immediately produce actionable insights.

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  • Toshiba Sensorless Control Pre-Driver IC Simplifies BLDC Motor Control

    The pre-driver IC is controlled by a hard-wired logic circuit and does not require software development.

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  • Parylene Coating Protects Peltier Elements from Moisture

    The silicone or epoxy resin sealing at the lateral edges also offers protection but also represents a thermal bridge between the cold and warm side of the Peltier elements.

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  • Yamaichi 10 GbE RJ45 Connectors Endure 1,500 Mating Cycles

    Yamaichi 10 GbE RJ45 Connectors Endure 1,500 Mating Cycles

    Y-ConPlug CAT6A cable connectors have an endurance of 1,500 mating cycles and support an operating temperature range of -40°C to +120°C.

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  • Wearable Wellness with Advanced Optical & Temperature Sensors

    Semiconductor companies continue to progress with solutions that deliver high signal to noise ratio in ever-smaller form factors with minimal energy draw.

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  • IoT Security is Now Easy to Integrate with Infineon OPTIGA Trust

    IoT security is critical, with devices potentially able to be ‘weaponized’ and valuable data stolen. A hardware root of trust along with a proven web-service platform provides ultimate peace of mind.

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  • Edge Computing Infrastructure to Increase 50 Percent by 2024, per Research

    Edge computing server shipments are projected to grow at a 50 percent CAGR over the next five years, to 74,000 units accounting for more than 3 million CPU and GPU cores in 2024.

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  • Powercast OTA RF Power Transmitters Approved by FCC

    The RF wireless power transmitters can power devices up to 80 feet away with up to 1 W of power, and leverage the 915 MHz ISM band.

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  • How the US-China Trade War Impacting the Electronics Industry with EPC's Alex Lidow

    How the US-China Trade War Impacting the Electronics Industry with EPC's Alex Lidow

    "Up until now, Chinese companies and people believed that the process of democracy in the US was greater than any individual. Now they believe that any individual is greater than the process."

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  • Programmable RISC-V-based AI Reference Camera Supports MicroPython, OpenMV

    Programmable RISC-V-based AI Reference Camera Supports MicroPython, OpenMV

    The 28 nm Kendryte K210 SoC at the heart of the camera leverages dual 64-bit RISC-V CPU cores running at 400 MHz, while the OmniVision OV7740 image sensor leverages OmniPixel3-HS technology.

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  • Microchip Pre-Programs MAC Addresses in NOR Flash Memory

    There is no minimum order requirement for the devices, reducing the procurement, management, and cost overhead for small-to-medium-sized connected device deployments.

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  • DSP Concepts’ Audio Weaver Optimized for CEVA-X2, CEVA-BX DSPs

    DSP Concepts claims that Audio Weaver can help engineers reduce design, debug, and audio tuning on CEVA DSPs by as much as 90 percent.

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  • New Light-Based Computing Chip Stores, Deletes Data Like Human Brain

    New Light-Based Computing Chip Stores, Deletes Data Like Human Brain

    Using a biotechnology called optogenetics, the ultra-thin chip’s electrical resistance changes based on different wavelengths of light. From there, the device adds or deletes data like brain neurons.

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  • 5G Services Will Demand New, Shared, Tradable Spectrum, ABI Report Says

    A report from ABI research indicates that licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum spanning sub-1 GHz to 100 GHz radio frequencies will be required to support eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services.

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  • Open-Source SparkFun Module Supports Low-Power TensorFlow Machine Learning

    Open-Source SparkFun Module Supports Low-Power TensorFlow Machine Learning

    In addition to a secure firmware update system, and camera compatibility, the BLE-enabled Artemis board features large SMD pads that support three companion carrier boards.

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  • Eurofins testwizard Selected for Smart Home, IoT Test Automation

    Eurofins’ testwizard selected by Niko Home Control.

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  • 42Crunch Introduces Small-Footprint, Low-Latency Micro API Firewall for Kubernetes Containers

    42Crunch security deploys a 20 MB micro API firewall to protect microservices from attacks or vulnerabilities.

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  • Striim’s Real-Time Streaming Data Integration Now Available for Microsoft Azure Services

    Striim is an end-to-end platform that offers real-time, non-intrusive change data capture from a variety of sources into the cloud.

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