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.


Design Tool Streamlines SoC FPGA Application Creation
Xilinx’s SDSoC development environment turns code into FPGA logic. It targets Xilinx Zynq and Zynq MPSoC FPGA platforms.
Cortex-M0+ Handles Energy-Sensitive Applications
Silicon Labs’ Cortex-M0+ Happy Gecko minimizes power requirements across the board, including a crystal-less, low energy USB interface making it ideal for energy-sensitive applications.
Quad Cortex-A53 SoC Allows Low-Power 4K Set-Top Box
Marvell Technology Group’s ARMADA 1500 Ultra is designed to deliver 4K video in a compact set-top box system.
100 ARM Cortex-A53 Cores on One Chip
EZchip’s TILE-Mx series packs in 100 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores in one chip. It targets network function virtualization (NFV) environments and incorporates major amounts of Ethernet support.
Backplane Optical Interconnects Speed Past Copper
Optical interconnects are becoming more important as high-speed serial interconnect speeds rise. Changing economics for optical interconnects are making them more desirable.
Engineering Essentials: IoT Standards and Frameworks
You’re not building the next smart sports band, so should you care about IoT frameworks? Yes, because these are really about communication for any kind of connected device.
Software Leverages 3D Imaging Hardware
Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look at Intel's RealSense SDK and Creative Labs latest 3D imaging system.
Q&A: A Glimpse into the Everyware Software Framework
Andrea Ceiner, Group Product Marketing Manager, M2M/IoT, at Eurotech, talks with Technology Editor Bill Wong about the Everyware Software Framework, an inclusive and targeted Java OSGi software framework for M2M multiservice gateways, smart devices, and IoT applications.
Q&A: Parrot’s Loury Reveals Details on the Bebop Drone
Parrot’s Bebop drone provides first-person control courtesy of a Wi-Fi-linked, digitally stabilized, HD camera. Vanessa Loury, PR Director for Parrot, provides further details about the Bebop Drone.
Image Gallery: AUVSI 2015 First Looks 1
Technology editor Bill Wong and Engineering TV’s Curtis Ellzey present some highlights from this year’s AUVSI show in Atlanta.
Network-on-Chip Gets Automated Timing Closure
Arteris FlexNoC Physical delivers Network-on-Chip automated timing closure.
With Freescale SDN, the Future Is Now
Freescale’s VortiQa SDN software delivers SDN technology using the current crop of switch chips.
DSP Targets IoT Apps with Low-Power Operation
Cadence’s Tensilica Fusion DSP architecture targets IoT, wearables, and communication applications.
Today’s Intricate PCB Design Needs Evolved Tools 2
Printed-circuit-board design has become more complex with the inclusion of higher-speed connections and when SWaP comes into play. This requires tighter integration with other chip and system design tools.
Q&A: Proto Labs’ Rob Bodor Talks Additive Manufacturing
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Proto Labs' Rob Bodor about the company’s capabilities, which includes additive manufacturing.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
May 1, 2015

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

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
Mar 6, 2015

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

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

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