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Dec 05, 2016

Will RISC-V Rescue the Internet of Things?

Is real RISC-V going to rescue the Internet of Things? Find out what Technology Editor Bill Wong thinks of SiFive’s latest E310 RISC-V chip....More
Dec 01, 2016

Changing Ways to Deliver Safety and Security3

Vendors are changing the way they deliver safety and security support, reducing development costs and time to market....More
Nov 28, 2016

Hands-on ESPRESSObin: a Gateway for Under $50

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes Globalscale's EspressoBin board for a spin. It is an impressive gateway for under $50....More
Nov 22, 2016

Checking Out the Jetson TX1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at NVidia's Jetson TX1 development platform....More
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Nov 17, 2016

Lies, Damn Lies, and Big Data: Election Results and More IoT4

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the presidential election results, polling, and big data along with their relationship to the IoT....More
Nov 11, 2016

National Geographic Takes on Mars1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look behind the scenes of National Geographic Channel’s new “Mars” series....More
Nov 10, 2016

In Search of a Secured Gateway2

A gateway might be able to improve security if it knows more about the devices on the LAN....More
Oct 06, 2016

The Alt.Embedded News Roundup, Part 1

Technology Editor Bill Wong collects some of the recent articles on Electronic Design that you might want to take a look at....More
Sep 16, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Whether You Like It or Not22

Sorry, Lou (Frenzel). We are not going to be able to forget this self-driving car nonsense. It is coming whether we like it or not....More
Sep 13, 2016

Integrated Fabric is Key to Many Core Platforms2

Intel’s Knights Landing Xeon Phi is now shipping with built-in support for Intel’s OmniPath fabric....More
Sep 13, 2016

Newest Chips Are Stacking the Decks—With Memory

Because it provides a significant boost in capacity, 3D memory is now the norm for flash and DRAM....More
Sep 02, 2016

Pokèmon Go, IoT, and System Design7

What do Pokèmon Go and IoT system design have in common? More than you might think....More
Aug 30, 2016

Scalable Vector Extensions Expand the ARMv8-A's Scope

ARM’s Scalable Vector Extensions for the ARMv8-A architecture expands its scope to supercomputing and high performance embedded systems....More
Aug 24, 2016

More Storage Changes Are Coming

The Flash Memory Summit continues to be the place where the latest storage technology is announced. This year is no different with a host of new....More
Aug 12, 2016

Tiny Module Supports Wearable Technology2

Developing wearable applications is not easy. It requires compact devices that tend to be more difficult to prototype. Likewise, designing platforms....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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Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 7

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 5

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More
Mar 2, 2016

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 23

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More

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