William Wong

Technology Editor

Bill is a technology editor for Electronic Design focusing on embedded,software, and systems. Check out his blog, AltEmbedded. If you are submitting press releases please include pricing information and links to hi res (300dpi) images when appropriate or it goes to the bottom of the pile.



Articles by William Wong
Embedded File System Built Just for Smart Meters
HCC Embedded has developed an embedded file system built around the needs of smart meters. Electronic Design's Bill Wong talks with Dave Hughes, HCC CEO, about the new system as well as general advice on how to choose an embedded file system for your application.
Robots At FTF 2014
There were lots of Arm Cortex chips and modules at the 2014 Freescale Technology Forum and there were quite a few that found homes in rolling, throwing and flying robots. There were Kickstarter projects like Spiri as well as robots from the FIRST Robotics competition.
Development Kits Light Up The Internet Of Things
Today’s development kits provide complete development environments in addition to hardware. The latest trend is toward versions that simplify building applications that also fit into the Internet of Things (IoT).
Ultra HD Displays Are The Next Big Thing 3
Ultra HD displays and televisions are all the rage and with good reason. They look great but there is a premium when it comes to cost and bandwidth to deliver content.
Gallery: Modules At FTF 2014
It is only day one but I had a chance to check out some of the modules and small form factor boards at the 2014 Freescale Technology Forum. Of course, quite a few had Freescale’s latest i.MX6 chip but there are a wide range of solutions and Freescale chips involved.
Demonstration of GUIX Studio 5.0 from Express Logic
Express Logic's GUIX Studio 5.0 is a development platform for designing graphic user interfaces, and is ideal for resource constrained embedded applications. Ken Maxwell, Director of Engineering at Express Logic, gives us a demonstration of GUIX at EE Live! 2014.
6 Tips for Designing GUIs for Resource Constrained Microcontrollers
Ken Maxwell, Director of Engineering at Express Logic, talks to Electronic Design's Bill Wong about what to consider when designing a GUI for resource constrained microcontrollers. Express Logic's GUIX is a development platform for designing graphic user interfaces for embedded applications.
NI CompactRIO and Linux for Advanced Machine Control
At EE Live! 2014, Brett Burger from National Instruments shows us a system running LabVIEW, CompactRIO, and Linux as a demonstration of how they can be used in high performance machines for semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Cortex-M4 Family Gets A Refresh
Freescale’s Kinetis K series of Arm Cortex-M4 microcontrollers has received an across the board update that adds performance and functionality.
Cortex-A57 SoC Targets SDN/NFV Applications
Freescale’s latest crop of QorIQ LS2 SoCs based on the Arm Cortex-A57 and T4080, based-on the Power Architecture, provide support for software defined networking and network function virtualization.
Create a Wireless "Internet of Things" Device in 20 Minutes or Less with WiSmart Modules
If you're going to be desigining devices for the "Internet of Things", and you want to incorporate wireless and cloud support, eConais offers a turn-key solution with their WiSmart Modules.
How to Use Zero Cross Detect on Microchip MCUs
Microchip's Zero Cross Detect technology is implemented in their latest 8-bit family MCUs that can address a range of applications such as motor control and power management. Electronic Design's Bill Wong discusses how the technology works with Cobus van Eeden from Microchip.
Driving Multiple Displays for Digital Signage using AMD GPUs and APUs
Electronic Design's Bill Wong talks with Kamal Khouri from AMD Embedded about their R-Series and G-Series APUs and GPUs which can drive multiple high resolution displays, making them ideal for digital signage solutions.
Embedded Camera Solutions from e-con Systems
Electronic Design's Bill Wong takes a look at the variety of camera modules available from e-con Systems for embedded applications.
Gallery: The Best From Day 3 at EE Live 2014
The latest products and technology on display at EE Live in San Jose, California, brought to you by Electronic Design’s editors.

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