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.


Parallel Processing Tools Arrive For Automata Processor
Micron’s Automata Processor performs regular expression matching using a parallel array of state transition elements. The ANML compiler and development tools are now available.
Compact 32-bit Cores Target IoT And Wearables
Cortus’ custom 32-bit cores target low power applications such as IoR and wearable devices..
Micro Targets Telematics With 3D And HyperBus Support
Spansion’s Traveo mixes an ARM Cortex-R5 core with 3D graphics and Spansion’s HyperBus to target automotive telematics applications.
ATCA Platform Delivers On SDN/NFV Promise
Radisys’ T-100 SDN-enabled platform is designed to support network function virtualization (NFV).
Q&A on Digi-Key’s Design Tools
Digikey.com offers engineers a variety of online tools to help them get the most out of their designs. Jeremy Purcell, a Digi-Key applications engineer, discusses the tools available.
JavaOne 2014 - Bill Wong's Lab Bench
Bill Wong reports from Oracle's 2014 JavaOne Conference. Highlights included: Eclipse's Kura Java/OSGi-based container for IoT applications running in service gateways, the Nao robot from Aldebaran Robotics, Alachisoft's TayzGrid in-memory data grid, and Vaadin, a Java framework for building rich web user interfaces.
FPGA Is Ideal For Building Soft Microcontroller 1
Altera’s non-volatile MAX 10 FPGA is a great platform for custom microcontroller applications. Soft core processors like NIOS II can take advantage of on-chip SAR ADCs.
64-Bit Arm Incarnation Employs Dynamic Code Optimization
NVidia's Denver architecture is implementing ARM's ARMv8 64-bit architecture from the ground up using techniques like dynamic code optimization.
ARM Cortex-M7 - Bill Wong's Lab Bench
ARM's new Cortex-M7 fills out their microcontroller line. It is code compatible with the Cortex-M4 but it offers improved performance and scalability. Its low power and high performance are a combination that should fare well in a range of application areas like the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology.
Edison and Galileo at Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Bill Wong's Lab Bench
At the 2014 Intel Developer Forum 2014, there was a lot of buzz around Edison and Galileo, and they were found on everything from spider-bots to UAVs and connected wheelchairs. SparkFun Electronics has even created a line of open source hardware modules around Edison. Electronic Design Technical Editor Bill Wong reports on his findings from IDF14.
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.

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