Rich Quinnell has been covering electronics technology for more than 15 years, reporting on topics such as semiconductors, embedded systems, communications, and test for EDN, TMW, and many other publications. Prior to becoming a technical journalist he had spent more than a decade as an embedded systems designer and engineering project manager for companies such as Matrix Imaging, Cooper LaserSonics, and the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).  He has degrees in electrical engineering and applied physics, with additional graduate work in communications, computer design, and quantum electronics.

Fast Track to Industrial IoT

Industrial monitoring and control is a significant application for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), one with a clear potential for a significant return on investment. But retrofitting legacy industrial systems with networked monitoring and control devices can be a significant design challenge for factory owners and OEM providers alike. A new development platform from…

IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers

SEATTLE – Wireless chipset company Redpine Signals has released what it is calling the first, comprehensive IoT platform for device makers. The company's WyzBee platform comprises an MCU module with embedded multiprotocol RF, a family of expansion modules to augment the module's functionality, built-in secure cloud connectivity software, a development toolkit with enhanced wireless debugger,…