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May 12, 2015

#IntelISEF Students Flock to Pittsburgh for Director’s Farewell Bash

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh is where thousands of top students are competing and having fun with SparkFun’s....More
May 06, 2015

VTOLs and Tethered Drones Take to the Sky at AUVSI 2015

Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some of the latest technologies at this year’s AUVSI show, including unmanned VTOLs....More
Apr 30, 2015

Bebopping Around1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes Parrot’s Bebop out for a spin....More
Apr 22, 2015

In Search of One App for Many Targets

Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be the platform for Visual Studio 2015....More
Apr 17, 2015

Dual-Issue Multicore SOC Handles Soft Peripherals

XMOS has doubled the number of instructions per clock cycle with its new, multicore xCORE-200 platform. It also delivers gigabit Ethernet support for....More
Apr 07, 2015

Bionic Ants on the March

What can you do with 3D printers? How about making a bunch of BionicANTs....More
Apr 01, 2015

Ultra-Fast WORN Memory Goes Wireless1

In the never-ending task of finding a better way to implement /dev/null, Electronic Design looks at the latest in WORN (write once read never) memory....More
Mar 26, 2015

ADAS Micro Handles Multiple Cameras1

Freescale’s S32V234 ADAS system-on-chip addresses high-performance automotive systems by including Cognivue’'s APEX2 image-processing technology....More
Mar 19, 2015

SDKs and More Showcased at Wearables TechCon 2015

Technology Editor Bill Wong talks about this year’s Wearables TechCon....More
Mar 18, 2015

FAA Defines Drone Rules4

There might finally be some light at the end of the first drone tunnel now that the FAA is setting rules for drone operation....More
Mar 16, 2015

Hacking Hard Drives and Other Nasties3

Tracking down and dealing with nebulous attackers is no easy chore. It is hard enough for the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky....More
Mar 06, 2015

Checking Out the Gizmo 2, Raspberry Pi 2, and the Creator CI 20

Technology Editor Bill Wong has been busy playing with some new boards like the Gizmo 2 and the Raspberry Pi 2....More
Mar 02, 2015

Counterpoint: The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet13

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes the opposite view from Lou Frenzel’s “The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet.”....More
Feb 13, 2015

Zombies at Solidworks World 2015!1

We find a zombie simulation at Solidworks World 2015, along with a lot more—from new workstation laptops to innovations in 3D printing....More
Feb 06, 2015

What Can You Make with These Development Boards?

Developers have access to a host of options to work with the latest processing platforms. We take a look at the Raspberry Pi 2, Gizmo 2, and Creator....More
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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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Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
May 1, 2015
blog

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
blog

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
Commentary

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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