William Wong

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
Sensors Drive Mobile IoT
Much of the Internet of Things (IoT) is mobile, and compact MEMS sensors provide much of the status information for these devices.
Drones Come In All Shapes and Sizes
You needed to keep an eye out for identified flying objects at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show where drones were everywhere.
The Joys of SSD Caching
Technology Editor Bill Wong gives a boost to his server using SuperMicro’s MobileRack and Avago’s MegaRAID controller running CacheCade with Micron’s latest SSDs.
The Internet of Things Is Here to Stay
Never mind that everyone has their own idea of what the Internet of Things is. It is here to stay whether we like it or not.
Connectivity Options Abound for the Internet Of Things
IoT means connectivity and designers—especially in the wireless realm—have a plethora of options at their fingertips.
Subthreshold Cortex-M4F Design Sips Less Power Than Cortex-M3
Ambiq Micro’s Apollo family of ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers draw less power than the typical Cortex-M3 by using a subthreshold voltage design.
Mangstor Uses 100 Cores in High Performance NVMe PCIe SSD
Electronic Design’s Bill Wong talks to Trevor Smith about Magnstor’s latest NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express ) PCI-Express 3.0 board, the MX6300, which utilizes 100 cores and specialized software to achieve up to 1,000,000/600,000 sustained random read/write IOPS.
AMD Embedded and Gaming Innovations at CES 2015
AMD was highlighting various embedded solutions at CES 2015, including the G-Series powered QNAP TVS-x63 NAS platform and the open-source Gizmo 2 for embedded programmers and advanced DIYers. AMD was also showing off Zotac’s Zbox Pico, which provides a feature-rich computing experience in a pocketable form factor, as well as AMD’s FreeSync technology which enables smoother gaming through dynamic refresh rates that are synchronized to AMD Radeon graphics cards.
IoT Is Here Whether You Like It or Not 2
Never mind that everyone has their own idea of what the Internet of Things is. It is here to stay whether we like it or not.
Watch The Latest Tech From CES 2015
Check out the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show videos from Curtis Ellzey of Engineering TV and Electronic Design technology editor Bill Wong.
Q&A: An Interview with Kaufman Award Winner Dr. Lucio Lanza
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Dr. Lanza about EDA and the electronics industry, investing in interesting technology, receiving the Kaufman Award, and working closely with Phil Kaufman at Intel.
Cortex-M7 Contains Configurable Tightly Coupled Memory
The SAM E70 adds automotive-grade Cortex-M7 support to Atmel’s ARM microcontroller portfolio.
What's the Difference Between a HD and a SSD?
What’s the difference between a hard drive (HD) and a solid state drive (SSD)? Brian Cox from SanDisk describes the two technologies and showcases a variety of their SSD products.
New Storage Tech at 2015 Storage Visions Conference
Electronic Design Editor Bill Wong takes a look at the some of the latest developments in memory and storage technology at the 2015 Storage Visions Conference, including products from SMART Modular Technologies, Diablo Technologies, Advantage Video Systems, Mangstor and SanDisk.
Gadgets Galore at CES Unveiled
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off with the CES Unveiled preview event! Engineering TV and Electronic Design’s Bill Wong were on hand to check out some of the latest products on display, including quite a few innovative new wearable electronics that can measure everything from concussions to your body fat index, motorized roller skates, floating UV sensors for your swimming pool, and much more!
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 1

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 5

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
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