CNX Software is a news and information blog covering embedded systems, the maker community, popular development boards and SBCs such as Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, and Arduino, as well as more obscure hardware platforms, Linux and open source software and hardware as a whole.


Jean-Luc Aufranc (aka CNXSoft), Founder – Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Karl Johnson, Contributor – Karl is a technology enthusiast that contributes reviews of TV boxes, 3D printers, and other gadgets for makers. You can also find him on YouTube.

Ian W. Morrison (aka linuxium), Contributor – Ian is interested in mini PCs and helps with reviews of mini PCs running Windows, Ubuntu and other Linux operating systems. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Abhishek Jadhav, Contributor – Senior undergraduate Electronics and Telecommunication engineering student and technical author. As a RISC-V Ambassador, he represents them at a global level, being the first Indian and only student. He leads an Open Hardware Developer Community across India with more than 80 students. Abhishek is a 5G enthusiast and its implementation in Smart Cities and AIoT.

Saumitra Jagdale, Contributor – Saumitra Jagdale is a Backend Developer, Freelance Technical Author, Global AI Ambassador (SwissCognitive), Open-source Contributor in Python projects,  Leader of Tensorflow Community India, and Passionate AI/ML Enthusiast.

, Contributor – A free wanderer who is highly interested in technology, especially those concerned with saving and solving human problems. He could be nerdy sometimes, in that state he is digesting topics related to deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, the internet of things, smart cities, embedded systems, mobile robots, precision agriculture, and lastly machine vision. He can be reached on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Tiwalade Joanna Okedara, Contributor – Tiwalade Joanna Okedara is a content writer, and blogger, with a passion for all things tech. She also specializes in writing SEO content and spends most of her time researching new content marketing strategies. She loves to cook and plan events in her spare time. You can contact her on LinkedIn.

Stephen Vicinanza, Contributor – Stephen started writing about technology after publishing sci-fi short stories. His first White-Paper, written in 2008, was well received and inspired him to continue writing about technology. Today he writes in the technology space full time, covering a multitude of topics. During the time he wrote part-time he edited hundreds of titles for large publishers, in science and technology. He lives in Staten Island, with his wife and children. You’ll find him on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Javier Longares, Contributor – Javier is an electronics engineer with more than 15 years of professional experience developing new microcontroller-based products. During this time, he’s developed dozens of products with some of them sold in more than 100 countries. Nowadays he offers firmware and hardware consultancy services, including the development of new devices from scratch. You can contact him on LinkedIn or via Skype.

Siji Sunny, Contributor – An Entrepreneur, an Opensource Enthusiast  and Researcher in the domain of Embedded Systems and Wireless and IoT – Has over 16+ years of experience in managing and contributing enterprise Research Projects, in Embedded Systems, Software Technologies, Product Conceptualizations and development, Telecommunication, Media and Entertainment, and Consumer Electronics. You’ll find him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Dann Anthony Maurno
9 years ago

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9 years ago

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milly Hsueh
6 years ago

Hi Walter,

Is this website your blog only? It is so cool, and many profession people made comments here, I think I will learn more and more info, thanks~!

Peter Scargill
5 years ago

Good blog – some good info in here. Keep up the good work.

5 years ago

Good place to share new things and ideas.

3 years ago

Amazing blog! I discovered it when looking for Beelink AP42 & Linux support information. Keep up the excellent work πŸ™‚
Cheers from Paris, France.

3 years ago

Thank you for writing and keeping me, us, the community, … up to date! I read your posts almost every day, for more than 2 years now. Thanks again & greetings from Vienna, Austria!

3 years ago

Hello. Why is the name of this website cnx-software? What does cnx mean?

1 year ago

Ha! And I thought you guys were somehow based in or related to CNX (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Katia Gao
3 years ago

Amazing blog and many good news!

3 years ago

Cnx is my goto place for embedded news. Gosh how do you get first word on everything?