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Feb 04, 2016

AdaPilot “Sparks” Autopilot Project

AdaPilot is a new open-source project to develop a safety-critical flight-controller system based on Ada-SPARK....More
Feb 01, 2016

IoT Is a Boon for Vendors, Spies, and Hackers2

The Internet of Things (IoT) looks to be a boon for vendors selling hardware and services as well as spies and hackers. Vendors with IoT tools....More
Jan 20, 2016

What’s the Difference Between M.2 Modules?1

What’s the difference between M.2 storage modules? It’s more than just the capacity....More
Jan 15, 2016

Drones Go Gaming

Skyrocket Toys’ Hover Racer may change the way drones are gamed, with its IR emitters and receivers that target and detect other Hover Racers....More
Jan 14, 2016

Automotive Ethernet Was the Hidden Trend at CES 2016

There were a lot of trends emerging at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, but one was under the hood....More
Jan 11, 2016

The Best of CES 2016: Day 37

Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some of the new technology on display from day 3 at CES 2016....More
Jan 08, 2016

The Best of CES 2016: Day 2

Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some of the new tech from day 2 at CES 2016....More
Jan 07, 2016

The Best of CES 2016: Day 1

Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some new tech at CES 2016....More
Jan 06, 2016

CES 2016: Getting There Is Half the Battle1

I was hoping to write about some of the new tech at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but I got waylaid on the way to Las Vegas....More
Dec 30, 2015

In Honor of an Electrical Engineer11

The electrical engineer was my father, George Wong, who recently passed away at age 87....More
Dec 14, 2015

High-End Dev Kits Deliver Advanced Features

Development kits are getting more sophisticated to support the latest hardware from networked FPGAs to 360-deg. automotive views....More
Nov 23, 2015

Getting at the Core of Windows 102

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Core provides a common platform for all Windows 10 flavors. It provides an ideal platform for embedded applications....More
Nov 06, 2015

An Analog Hydraulic Model You Really Need to See7

Technology Editor Bill Wong had a chance to check out the Bay Model built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is a big, real-world simulation....More
Oct 28, 2015

PCs Fight Back with More Power4

Smartphones and tablets have replaced PCs and laptops for many users, but PC platforms are more functional and powerful than ever....More
Oct 06, 2015

Where Have All the Gamers Gone?2

Gaming is all about performance, but there have been few gains on the CPU side. Game developers are taking advantage....More

William Wong

Bill Wong covers Digital, Embedded, Systems and Software topics at Electronic Design. He writes a number of columns, including Lab Bench and alt.embedded, plus Bill's Workbench hands-on column....
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Jan 4, 2016

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 6

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More
Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 6

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 16

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

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