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.

  • The Recipe for Designing in Deeply Embedded AI

    The recipe for an AI design can begin like just any other embedded system—though perhaps the choice of the right MPU/ MCU should consider the availability of an “AI-friendly” ecosystem.

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  • Maxim Class D Audio Amp Pumps Up the Volume

    I was excited when I got an earful of the MAX98390 boosted Class D audio amplifier with integrated DMS, integrated boost converter, and FET scaling for higher-efficiency at lower output power levels.

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  • Five Minutes With…Yunsup Lee, CTO, SiFive

    Five Minutes With…Yunsup Lee, CTO, SiFive

    This Five Minutes With…discussion revolves around the Chips Alliance, where Lee is a Board Member.

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  • Achronix Pushes FPGAs to the Max

    Achronix Semiconductor, a provider of FPGA-based hardware accelerator devices, introduced its Speedster7t family.

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  • Tear Down: iBTB2 Bluetooth Drink Cooler

    There’s one drink cooler I’m aware of that combines a Bluetooth speaker with its cooler, the iBTB2, or the iHome Double Wall Insulated Hydration Bottle with Detachable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.

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  • Five Minutes With…Cliff Ortmeyer, Newark

    Five Minutes With…Cliff Ortmeyer, Newark

    Cliff Ortmeyer, Head of Technical Marketing, Newark, was my guest on this week’s Five Minutes With…discussion.

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  • Executive Viewpoint: Wind River’s Take on Security

    Embedded Computing Design (ECD) recently sat down with Wind River’s Chief Security Architect Arlen Baker to discuss the latest trends in security.

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  • Five Minutes With…Lawrence Romine, VP, Altium

    Five Minutes With…Lawrence Romine, VP, Altium

    In this week’s Five Minutes With…podcast, I spoke to Lawrence Romine, a vice president of Altium, one of the leaders in PCB design.

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  • AIoT: The Intersection of AI and IoT for Better and Faster Decision Making

    That’s something that’s just starting to garner its share of the spotlight. It actually involves the embedding of AI technology into IoT components.

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  • Five Minutes With…Joe Speed, Field CTO, ADLINK and Mohamed Elwazer, CEO, linedanceAI

    Five Minutes With…Joe Speed, Field CTO, ADLINK and Mohamed Elwazer, CEO, linedanceAI

    Check out my discussion with Joe Speed, Field CTO of ADLINK’s IoT Solutions & Technology Group and Mohamed Elwazer, Technical Founder & CEO of linedanceAI.

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  • InnoPhase’s Low-Power Wi-Fi Transceiver Puts Battery-Powered Devices at the Edge of the IoT

    A low-power rack-mounted system may be pulling in hundreds of watts, but it’s still “low power” relative to what competitive products offer.

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  • Flash Memory Suits Next-Gen Automotive Applications

    With all that’s going on in the design of current automobiles, there’s become a huge need for memory.

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  • DSP IP Suits Imaging and AI Applications

    One of the primary inputs used for artificial intelligence is vision/imaging. And the better your images, the better your data, leading to better intelligence.

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  • Five Minutes With…Arpit Joshipura, GM, Linux Foundation

    Five Minutes With…Arpit Joshipura, GM, Linux Foundation

    I spoke with Arpit Joshipura, the General Manager for Networking, Edge & IoT at the Linux Foundation in this week’s Five Minutes With…discussion.

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  • Five Minutes With…Jason Shepherd, Member, LF Edge Governing Board

    Five Minutes With…Jason Shepherd, Member, LF Edge Governing Board

    Check out this week’s Five Minutes With…discussion with Jason Shepherd, a member of the LF Edge Governing Board and also the IoT and Edge Computing CTO for Dell Technologies.

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  • Advanced Testing Needn’t Carry High-End Price Tag

    Rohde & Schwarz is clearly ready to break this perception with its current pricing scheme. While the equipment is dubbed as “entry-level,” it looks more like “full-featured” to me.

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  • Mentor Introduces AI/ML Toolkit, Adds AI/ML Power to Calibre Tools

    Mentor is releasing an AI/machine learning development kit and added AI/ML enhancements to two tools to help its customers produce smarter, AI/ML-powered ICs to market faster.

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  • Lattice sensAI Ups Performance by 10X For Smart Edge Devices

    Lattice is already known for delivering low-power programmable devices and continues that trend with this release while embarking down the coveted AI path.

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  • OpenSystems Media Teams with IAR Systems for Second Year of Global IAR DevCon Series

    OpenSystems Media is once again partnering with IAR Systems to develop and host the 2019 Global IAR DevCon Series.

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  • Five Minutes With…Alan Grau, VP of IoT, Sectigo

    Five Minutes With…Alan Grau, VP of IoT, Sectigo

    Discussing how to protect your systems with Alan Grau, the Vice President of IoT and Embedded Solutions for Sectigo.

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