CNX Software Limited is a news and information company managing the “CNX Software” blogs 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.

Contributors – English version

Jean-Luc Aufranc (aka CNXSoft), Founder, and editor-in-chief – 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.

Contributors – Thai version

Sutinee Kerdkaew, Editor – Recently taken an interest in technology, notably in the Smart Home & IoT topics, and started writing and translating articles part-time. You can also find her on Twitter.

Contributors – Chinese version

Nicholas Dong, Author – Technical support engineer and senior engineer of RAK, has been deeply involved in embedded development technology and the Internet of Things industry for many years, and has a rich industry experience and original vision!

Wei Qiaoling, Author – Director of promotion and planning of CNX Chinese website, has 6 years of Internet product operation experience, focusing on open source hardware, AI, IoT, and other fields.

Jacob Li, Author – Embedded system test engineer, RAK senior engineer, many years of working experience in the Internet of things industry, familiar with all aspects of embedded development and testing, and has unique opinions on different products with accurate vision.

Taylor Lee Yuanchao, Author – RAK senior embedded development engineer, has rich experience in Internet of things and open source software and hardware, familiar with the industry mainstream software and hardware framework, has a keen perception of the industry development trend and capture ability.

Rita Wang, Translator – Rita has a solid foundation in writing, presents scientific and technical literature to readers in an easy-to-understand form, involved in open source hardware, AI, IoT, and other fields.

The Chinese website of CNX Software is made possible through a collaboration with RAKwireless handling the translation of articles, original articles in Chinese, the infrastructure, and social networks in China.

You can also find more details and updates about the company on LinkedIn CNX Software Limited page.

14 Replies to “About”

  1. Good morning – my name is Dann Maurno, a market researcher working with Blueshift Research (www.blueshiftideas.com), and I’d very much like to get your thoughts on MHL – I promise I’m not selling anything, will take a few minutes of your time, and share a copy of our findings with you.

    Can you spare perhaps 10 minutes, today or tomorrow (Friday)?

    Please inform, I am eager to hear from you.

    Best regards,


    1. Hi Dann, Thanks for your contact, I’m currently on a oversea trip until the beginning of August, and there is not really an easy way to contact me until I go back home. Sorry about that.

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  3. 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~!

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

  5. 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!

      1. OK… CNX is both for Chiang Mai and Connection, since I’m based there 🙂

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