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.


Processor Technology Puts Faith in Core Value
Vendors continue to grace us with new processors, but do they add any new technology or is it just repackaging? Find out about these latest enhancements and why they matter.
These Software Trends Will Influence IoT Strategies
IoT is all the rage, but building a system from scratch is impractical. So where is IoT software headed, and where can you get it?
Survey Results Reveal Embedded Safety and Security Trends
The Barr Group’s latest survey queried thousands of embedded programmers and reveals some interesting statistics....
What’s the Difference Between Augmented and Virtual Reality?
Find out what the difference is between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.
MATLAB R2016a Adds Live Editing IDE
The Mathworks’ MATLAB R2016a brings many new features to embedded developers and programmers, including a new development environment called Live Editor...
Q&A: Evan Koblentz Talks about the Vintage Computer Federation 3
If you are in or near New Jersey, you might want to check out the Vintage Computer Federation’s VCF East show this weekend....
Jetson TX1 Powers New Products at GTC 2016
The NVidia Jetson TX1 module was behind a host of new products at the 2016 GPU Technology Conference.
GPU Targets Deep Learning Applications 2
NVidia’s 16-nm FinFET-based Tesla P100 GPU targets deep learning applications, incorporating stacked, High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) and Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) technology.
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Blending USB Type-C with MHL
Lattice Semiconductor and MediaTek have partnered to simplify MHL over Type-C USB connections.
Q&A: Turning New Designs into Reality Through Innovative Manufacturing
The role of manufacturing is a critical one in the fast-paced design environment. Technology Editor Bill Wong talks to Asher Levy, Orbotech CEO, about how and why that’s the case.
Raspberry Pi Gets USB Hard-Disk Drive 2
Western Digital has delivered a new hard-disk drive designed for the Raspberry Pi that uses a USB interface instead of the more conventional SATA interface.
The Automotive Supercomputer 5
What will soon be one of the most sophisticated robots around? Your trusty automobile. While there won’t be a bipedal robot replacing the human driver, the car itself will be the robot, sporting more sensors and software to provide a safe driving experience.
Q&A: Going Beyond Point-to-Point Wireless with Bluetooth Smart Mesh
Multiple Bluetooth Smart devices now can communicate within a mesh network thanks to Smart Mesh. I spoke with Cypress’s Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Utsav Ghosh, about Smart Mesh and Cypress's offerings in this area.
Q&A: An Insider Look at myDevices’ Cayenne Maker Tool
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks to Kevin Bromber, CEO of myDevices, about the company’s new developer and maker IoT solution.
Going Hands-On with the Raspberry Pi 3
I finally got my hands on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (Fig. 1), which has a number of improvements including support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth....
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 3

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More
Mar 2, 2016

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 5

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 11

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More

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