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.


IDE Delivers Seamless Multicore Debugging
Green Hills Software’s MULTI 7 IDE helps enhance productivity via advances such as seamless multicore debugging.
Freescale Delivers 10G Wi-Fi
Freescale’s QorIQ LS1043A residential gateway reference design uses Quantenna Communications’ QSR10G 10G Wave 3 802.11ac Wi-Fi support to deliver 10G wireless communication.
A Hands-On Tour of xCORE-200
Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at XMOS' xCORE-200 development kit.
Q&A: The Inside Scoop on Tula’s Automotive Fuel-Efficiency System
Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Tula Technology's Ram Subramanian about how Tula is replacing automotive hardware with flexible software solutions for a safer, cleaner, greener, and more practical automobile.
Q&A: A New Extraction Architecture Takes on Advanced-IC Challenges
Advanced IC processes require orders of magnitude improvements in extraction tools to meet current performance and accuracy demands. Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Mentor Graphics’ Carey Robertson about the company’s new Calibre xACT product.
Guidelines Take the Garbage Out of Embedded C++
Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter have delivered guidelines for developers who want to create static C++ applications.
PCB Design Tool Handles Advanced Placement and BOM Chores
Altium’s latest printed circuit board (PCB) design tool, Designer 16, incorporates a range of new features including...
Q&A: Cambrios’ LeMoncheck Talks About Silver-Nanowire Technology 1
Cambrios CEO John LeMoncheck talks to Technology Editor Bill Wong about the technology and challenges in the display and sensor industry and how silver nanowire technology is becoming popular.
Q&A: The Myth of Home Automation 11
In the smart-home market, connected systems are losing out to point solutions. Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Cyril Brignone, Chief Executive Officer of Arrayent, about home-automation myths.
Checking Out NFC with the Raspberry Pi 2
Technology Editor Bill Wong checks out NXP’s NFC PN7120 kit with the Raspberry Pi 2.
Q&A: V2COM’s Solution to IoT Connectivity Problems
Guilherme Spina, founder and CEO of V2COM, an Internet of Things solutions company, discusses how its latest Java-based operating system is eliminating common IoT connectivity and functionality complexities.
IoT Development Tools Run on the Cloud 5
Development tools are no longer rooted on your PC. Doing IoT development often means using the cloud to access your IDE.
Smart Peripherals Make Low-Power IoT Possible
Many IoT applications demand low-power solutions to provide long product lifetimes. Intelligent and linked peripherals are one way to make this work.
Using Functional Programming on a Microchip PIC
Functional programming is a programming style that is significantly different than imperative programming languages like C and C++...
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 3

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More
Aug 11, 2015

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 4

I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy’s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client’s product POC can be made to work, and quickly....More

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