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About, which launched in February 2013, is dedicated to publishing timely news and analysis on the hardware, software, protocols, and standards used in new and innovative embedded, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As its name implies, LinuxGizmos content features a unique emphasis on open-source high level OSes, such as Linux and its derivatives (e.g. Android, Tizen, OpenWRT, Brillo, etc.), plus microcontroller oriented RTOSes like FreeRTOS.

On March 1, 2018 LinuxGizmos became part of KCK Media, which publishes Circuit Cellar magazine, one of the electronics industry’s most highly technical information resources for professional engineers, academics, and other specialists involved in the design and development of embedded processor- and microcontroller-based systems across a broad range of applications.


LinuxGizmos is particularly noteworthy for its comprehensive and insightful coverage of newly introduced, embedded-oriented single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules (COMs), system-on-chips (SoCs), and small form factor (SFF) systems, along with the software platforms that make them tick. Our target demographic includes professional developers, makers, students and educators, early adopters, product strategists, and technical decision makers with a keen interest in these technologies. contributors

Giorgio Mendoza, Editor — Giorgio is a software embedded engineer and enthusiast for embedded systems, robotics, and open-source software. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering. He has worked as an Applications Engineer at Renesas Electronics on projects related to battery management systems for portable devices. He has also developed security embedded solutions for ADI. He’s experienced in embedded programming for Linux devices as well as semiconductor products such as MCUs, memory storage devices, BMS, FPGAs, among others.
Sam Wallace — Editor-in-Chief Circuit Cellar magazine the sister publication to His experience in writing, editing, and teaching will provide a great perspective on the selection, presentation, and clarity of editorial content. The Circuit Cellar audience will benefit from his strong academic background encompassing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with honors. His passion for learning and teaching is a great fit for Circuit Cellar’s continuing mission of Inspiring the Evolution of Embedded Design.
Eric Brown, Editor (2013—4/2022)– Eric is a long-time observer of the embedded Linux and Android market. He’s a frequent contributor to and MIT Technology Insider. At, he was Chief Writer from 2007 to 2009 and Editor from 2009 to 2012. Other former positions included executive staff positions at PC World and NewMedia Magazines.
Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief (6/2017—3/2022)– Jeff served as Editor-in-Chief for both and its sister publication, Circuit Cellar magazine. In nearly three decades of covering the embedded electronics and computing industry, Jeff has also held senior editorial positions at EE Times, Computer Design, Electronic Design, Embedded Systems Development, and COTS Journal. His knowledge spans a broad range of electronics and computing topics, including CPUs, MCUs, memory, storage, graphics, power supplies, software development, and real-time OSes.
Rick Lehrbaum, Founder — Rick co-founded Ampro Computers in 1983, authored the PC/104 standard and founded the PC/104 Consortium in 1991, created in 1999, and guided the formation of the Embedded Linux Consortium in 2000. In 2013, he launched to fill the void created when LinuxDevices was retired by Quinstreet Media.

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