The Trusted Computing Group, in partnership with Embedded Computing Design and OpenSystemsMedia, has launched a new website which aims to provide developers with the tools and resources to integrate trusted platforms for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

The site, which is configured as a searchable blog, provides information on both open-source and proprietary trusted software stacks, developer tools, and advice and guidance on integrating trusted computing into designs. The Trusted Computing Group has also promised regular news updates, webcasts, and other contributions for readers.

“Trusted computing, supported by industry standards and specifications created by TCG, enables security of data and enterprise, IoT and embedded systems; secure authentication and strong protection of user identities; and strong machine identity and network integrity,” a Trusted Computing Group spokesperson explained of the rationale behind the site.

“TCG has extended its widely vetted and adopted trusted computing concepts and standards into embedded and IoT devices and has published a number of guidance, architecture and specification documents about the root of trust and how it can be used to protect data, devices and networks. Within the site, users can search for and locate open source and commercial trusted software stacks, developer tools, how-to guidance and other resources supporting the use of trusted computing.”

The new site, which does not require registration nor any industry membership, is live now at

The deadline for talk submissions for the Osmocom annual conference, which focuses on the eponymous family of projects for open source mobile communications, has now closed, with a full schedule to be announced in the coming months.

The venerable Osmocom family of open source projects span technologies ranging from GNU Radio blocks that support a variety of hardware platforms, to TETRA and GEO Mobile Radio implementations, through to 2, 2.5, and 3G cellular network infrastructure.

Proposals have been submitted for the annual technical user conference, OsmoCon, which this year will take place over 18th and 19th October in Berlin. Submissions should primarily be related to an Osmocom project, and there is a particular focus on the Cellular Network Infrastructure projects such as OsmoBTS, OsmoBSC, and OsmoMSC.

For further details see the OsmoCon 2018 CfP website.

Electronic Design has announced the publication of two free eBooks collecting reader-favourite articles from analogue integrated circuit designer Bob Pease, who passed away in 2011.

“It’s hard to believe so many years have passed since the analogue industry lost one of its most highly respected gurus, Bob Pease,” Electronic Design writes in introduction to the collection. “To celebrate Bob’s memory, Electronic Design released two eBooks featuring collections of reader favourites. These articles are timeless and showcase why Bob Pease will always hold a revered place in the analogue industry. We miss your wit and unabashed style of writing, Bob.”

The first volume includes articles on analogue engineering, technical reading, transimpedance amplifiers, frequency-to-voltage converters, capacitor leakage, noise gain, current limiters, and output impedance; the second covers battery power, a battery charger, ripple rejection and soakage, best amplifiers, bridge amplifiers, and Bob’s thoughts on energy.

Volume 1 and Volume 2 are available to download now, free of charge in exchange for an email address and business sector information.