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.


Choosing the Right Mixed-Signal Analyzer
Mixed-signal analysis continues to depend heavily on advanced software to simplify design tasks and handle the massive amounts of data generated by test equipment. Vendors continue to deliver high-performance equipment and then build on this hardware...
More Intelligent Signal Processing Targets IoT
Digital signal processing brings DSPs (digital signal processors) to mind. The DSP algorithms need I/O so they tend to be surrounded by analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)...
Vision Systems Give Robots a Glimpse at their Work
Cameras of all sorts are becoming more common in industrial settings. They can provide lots of useful information quickly—but analyzing multimedia streams can be challenging, and usually requires more processing power.
Windows 10, IoT, and Embedded Developers 7
Microsoft is looking to deliver the shipping version of Windows 10 soon and embedded developers need to take note. It may not have a major impact in the smartphone space...
What’s the Difference Between a BSP and SDK?
On the surface, a board support package (BSP) and a software development kit (SDK) seem to be interchangeable, but several key attributes separate the two.
Q&A: The Future of ARM Server Markets—2015 and Beyond
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Applied Micro’s Kumar Sankaran about the future of ARM server markets in 2015 and beyond.
Synergistic Tools Highlight New Microcontroller Family
Renesas Electronics revealed a major new hardware and software environment called the Renesas Synergy Platform that’s built around ARM Cortex microcontroller cores.
Multicore DSP SoC Incorporates Cortex-A5 for Connected Signal Processing
Analog Devices ADSP-SC589 pairs two SHARC DSPs with an ARM Cortex-A5 to handle connected and demanding signal processing chores.
Gallery: Threading FTF 2015
Thread, from The Thread Group, was linking a host of Freescale boards and modules together in the Internet of Things (or Tomorrow) at the 2015 Freescale Technology Forum.
Q&A: NRAM—as Fast as DRAM and Non-Volatile Like Flash
Electronic Design’s Bill Wong talks with Nantero’s Greg Schmergel about the company’s new generation of super-fast, high-density, low-power memory that’s based on carbon nanotubes.
Multidie IoT SoC Blends Micro and Memory
Freescale’s i.MX 6Dual SCM mixes an SoC with DRAM and SPI flash via a multichip carrier for a highly integrated Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
High-Density Storage
One can never have enough storage and chip designers have been working hard to deliver as much storage as possible.
Ethernet Continues to Go Faster and Get More Flexible
It was hard to imagine Ethernet’s staying power when it first appeared on the market almost 35 years ago. It used thick coax. It pumped data at 10 Mbit/s....
Hyper-Registers Boost Throughput in Monolithic FPGA Chip
Altera’s Stratix 10 uses new design features and Intel’s 14 nm Tri-Gate transistor technology to deliver twice the performance versus the previous generation of FPGAs.
Tools to Build a Cortex Core
Not everyone gets to design a new microcontroller or microprocessor, but ARM has some new tools if a Cortex core is in your next design.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 5

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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