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.


Best of 2015: Create Custom Capes Fast and Easy
Gumstix has taken its Geppetto build-to-order system to the next level. It can now handle platforms like the BeagleBone, as well as standalone microcontrollers and Gumstix COM modules.
Real Big Simulations
Technology Editor Bill Wong had a chance to check out the Bay Model built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It constitutes one rather large real-world simulation.
ARM Continues to Enhance mbed
ARM’s mbed technology is designed to make Cortex-M platforms an integral part of the IoT, and the latest mbed thrust is toward the mbed infrastrucure rather than the Web-based tools of the mbed Developer Site.
Can Open-Source Modules Move into the Mainstream?
Platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are ubiquitous in the maker movement. The question is whether these platforms can be used in production products.
64-bit ARM Platforms Target the IoT Cloud
ARM's 64-bit offerings power tablets and smartphones but they are also moving into enterprise applications.
64-Bit Micro Targets Entry-Level Smartphones
ARM’s new 64-bit Cortex-A35 looks to replace the 32-bit Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 microcontrollers...
Best of 2015: High Bandwidth Memory Helps GPU Deliver on Performance
AMD’s High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) puts 3D stacks of DRAM on the same chip as the GPU, allowing the R9 Radeon Series GPU boards to deliver high-performance graphics in a compact, low-power package.
Framework Ports Deep Neural Network to Vector DSP
CEVA’s new framework ports Deep Neural Network to its CEVA-XM4 vector DSP architecture.
New ARM v8 Architecture for Microcontrollers
ARM moves its TrustZone security into its ARMv8-M microcontroller architecture. This will help improve IoT security in the long run.
Q&A: Barr Group Weighs in on Embedded Industry Concerns, Training Needs
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Barr Group’s CEO Andrew Girson about concerns he’s seeing in the embedded industry, how they are addressing these issues, and a peek at November training in Germany.
Dev Kits: Getting Synergy
Renesas’ Synergy environment encompasses a family of ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and its supporting software and third party support. The initial announcement...
Q&A: The Rise of Robotics with Clearpath
Clearpath Robotics’ Co-Founder Ryan Gariepy provides insight into the company’s latest driverless solution, its debut at RoboBusiness 2015, and overall market trends within the robotics community.
Q&A: Ethernet Evolution—25 is the New 10 and 100 is the New 40
Industry analysts, including both Dell’Oro and Crehan, are forecasting that 25-Gb/s Ethernet will have the most rapid adoption of any previous networking speed, with Dell’Oro predicting two million adapters shipping in 2018.
Q&A: The Role of Big-Data Analytics in Semiconductor Production
Find out how big-data analytics impacts yield, quality, and productivity in semiconductor manufacturing. Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Dan Glotter, CEO and Founder of Optimal+.
Q&A: TobyRich Delivers World’s First Gaming Drone and Autonomous Airplane
Urlich Ditschler, founder of TobyRich, talks to Bill Wong about the world’s first gaming drone, TobyRich.Vegas, which surpassed its full funding goal of $110,117 on Kickstarter.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 5

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 9

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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