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.



Chips Make Software Defined Networking Work
Chips from Broadcom and Cavium let designers build the next generation of software defined network (SDN) switches.
Q&A with Atmel’s Patrick Hanley on Touch Trends
Atmel supports a range of touch technology. Patrick Hanley, Product Marketing Manager for touch technology, talks to Technology Editor Bill Wong about the company’s offerings.
Cortex-M7 Takes Aim at the IoT High Ground
ARM’s Cortex-M7 fills out their microcontroller line. It is code compatible with the Cortex-M4 but offering improved performance and scalability.
Power Efficient Multicore SoCs Handle Vision and HMI Chores
Texas Instruments’ AM5K2Exx and 66AK2Exx multicore SoCs address a range of applications from computer vision to user interface. They are based on Arm Cortex-A15 cores.
Edison Lights Up IDF 2014
Intel's Edison module popped up all around the 2014 Intel Developer Forum in robots, control systems and other embedded devices.
The Latest Products and Upgrades from IDF 2014 1
The 14th Annual Intel Developer’s Form (IDF) in San Francisco, Calif. showcased a variety of new products and upgrades for the embedded and communications industries.
64-bit MIPS Architecture Targets High Performance Designs
Imagination Technologies latest 64-bit processor architecture targets high performance mobile applications. The Warrior Class I6400 supports advanced security and PowerGearing power management support.
Why End-to-End Security at the Hardware Level Matters 1
With the proliferation of the Internet of Things, robust security starts with the design of the SoC and continues through the manufacturing supply chain. Craig Rawlings, Senior Director of Business Development for the Rambus Cryptography Research, talks to Technology Editor Bill Wong about end-to-end security.
Krishna Mallampati Compares PCI Express Versus Ethernet Costs
Ethernet is the quinessential networking technology but PCI Express has significant advantages in many circumstances. Krishna Mallampati, Senior Marketing Director, for PLX Technology talks to Technology Editor Bill Wong about the costs and advantages.
Conductive Bridging RAM
CBRAM technology is universally adaptable as the underlying memory for a broad range of applications—from medical devices and appliances to wearables and smartphones.
Mark Walters Talks About The Z-Wave Alliance 1
Z-Wave and Zigbee are two popular, low power, wireless protocols for embedded systems. Z-Wave has done especially well in home automation but it can be used for many other applications as well.
RTI Q&A on Building the DDS Security Standard
This technical Q&A with the CTO of RTI discusses the DDS Security standard for the Industrial Internet of Things.
Bill Wong's Lab Bench - Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
Take a look under the hood of Parrot's amazing AR.Drone 2.0 with Electronic Design Technology Editor Bill Wong. The AR.Drone uses a distributed microcontroller system to handle motors, flight control and a 720p video camera, all of which can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet.
What's The Difference Between POSIX ACLs and SELinux
Linux has a number access control methods. Find out what the difference is between Discretionary Access Control, Access Control List and Mandatory Access Control.
C++14 Adds Embedded Features 2
The C++14 standard is finally set. We take a look at some of the new features that might be useful to embedded programmers.

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