Patrick Mannion

Patrick Mannion is a independent content developer and consultant who has been analyzing developments in technology for more than 25 years. Formerly Brand Director for EETimes, EDN, Embedded, Planet Analog, and Embedded.com, now part of AspenCore, he has also been developing and executing community-oriented online- and events-based engineer-to-engineer learning platforms. His focus is on connecting engineers to find novel design solutions and focused skills acquisition in the areas of Embedded, IoT, Test and Measurement, RF/Wireless, and Analog & Mixed-Signal Design.

  • Don’t Get Stuck with Outdated Point-of-Sale Designs

    Don’t Get Stuck with Outdated Point-of-Sale Designs

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  • DevOps for IoT: Nine Tips for Success

    DevOps for IoT: Nine Tips for Success

    As development shifts from a hardware-oriented approach to a software approach, IoT device designers have an opportunity to adopt DevOps principles. Here are nine tips to help you make that shift.

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  • 4 Tricks for Migrating Critical Systems to the IoT

    4 Tricks for Migrating Critical Systems to the IoT

    Connecting embedded systems to the Internet presents significant security risks. To address the problem, developers can take advantage of virtualizati...

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  • Use Docker for Rapid IoT Deployment

    Use Docker for Rapid IoT Deployment

    New Docker-based platforms allow developers to create workloads in the cloud, deploy them to edge devices, analyze data locally, and respond appropria...

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  • Cross-Platform AI Kit Simplifies Embedded Vision

    Cross-Platform AI Kit Simplifies Embedded Vision

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  • Slim Down Smart Displays with Modular Design

    Slim Down Smart Displays with Modular Design

    Smart displays need to be sleek yet powerful to meet the evolving requirements of signage, kiosks, whiteboards, and more. Here’s how a new modular a...

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  • Seamlessly Integrate Remote Asset Monitoring

    Seamlessly Integrate Remote Asset Monitoring

    Facilities need to use online monitoring to increase revenue, reduce cost, and alleviate risk. But this requires a rugged, secure, easily deployable s...

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  • How to Manage the Complexities of Omnichannel Retail

    How to Manage the Complexities of Omnichannel Retail

    Retail is undergoing a digital transformation. To keep up with consumer expectations and competitive pressures, retailers need to make apps a central...

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  • Gateway Matches Solutions Requirements for Smart Cities

    Gateway Matches Solutions Requirements for Smart Cities

    Smart city deployments continue, but designers are challenged to lower cost and accelerate deployments, while ensuring flexible connectivity, security...

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  • Make Rugged IoT Computing Cost-Effective

    Make Rugged IoT Computing Cost-Effective

    Designers of computing solutions for signage, industrial control, automation, and other IoT applications have ruggedness, space, performance, and reli...

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  • Use Intel® SSF to Remove Bottlenecks to AI

    Use Intel® SSF to Remove Bottlenecks to AI

    Machine learning and AI push the limits of processing, data transport, and storage. To achieve performance and scalability while containing cost, desi...

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  • How Amazon Does Scalable Security on a Budget

    How Amazon Does Scalable Security on a Budget

    The need for security is well known, as are the means of achieving it. What’s less well recognized are the internal struggles within a company to ge...

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  • GE Predix and LEDs Combine to Simplify IoT Deployment

    GE Predix and LEDs Combine to Simplify IoT Deployment

    Developers across industries are tasked with using the IoT to reduce downtime, increase operational efficiency, and lower cost. At the same time, they...

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  • Self-Contained Edge Analytics and Sensor Connectivity

    Self-Contained Edge Analytics and Sensor Connectivity

    To deploy fog computing, analytics intelligence must be redistributed from the cloud to the edge. This implies a redistribution of processing resource...

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  • Micro-Climate System Simplifies Air Pollution Monitoring

    Micro-Climate System Simplifies Air Pollution Monitoring

    Continuing densification of cities is driving increased concerns about air pollutants. This has led to application of IoT principles toward developmen...

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  • IoT-Derived Customer Awareness Makes Digital Signage a Profit Driver

    IoT-Derived Customer Awareness Makes Digital Signage a Profit Driver

    Through effective use of advances in digital signage technology, retailers and restaurants have an opportunity to increase customer engagement and sat...

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  • Food Industry Gets Regulatory Compliance-as-a-Service

    Food Industry Gets Regulatory Compliance-as-a-Service

    Restaurants, distributors, and the rest of the food service industry face major challenges meeting safety regulations. Regulations are constantly chan...

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  • Retail POS Demands Integrated, Flexible Solutions

    Retail POS Demands Integrated, Flexible Solutions

    The market for POS systems is changing rapidly. As e-commerce becomes a must-have—even for midsize retailers—stores need POS systems that can unif...

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  • 7 Ways to Secure Smart Buildings

    7 Ways to Secure Smart Buildings

    Smart buildings face serious security risks at multiple levels: the building automation system, the cloud connection, and the remote management interf...

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  • Software Unifies Physical and Online Retail Data for Optimized Service

    Software Unifies Physical and Online Retail Data for Optimized Service

    Thanks to advances in RFID tracking, physical stores can achieve a level of visibility that was once possible only in the digital domain. Discover how...

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