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Jan 13, 2017

Embedded Flash Storage Gets Smaller and Faster

Flash storage has changed the way embedded designers can utilize large amounts of storage in a compact system....More
Jan 12, 2017

Reliability and the Self-Driving Car6

The race to launch a commercially available self-driving car was front and center at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. I took more than one ride....More
Jan 03, 2017

What’s Going to be Hot at CES 2017?1

What are the must-sees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show? Here are some hints....More
Jan 03, 2017

A Look Back at 2016’s Top Stories1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes look at some of the hot topics of 2016....More
Dec 23, 2016

Will the Internet of Things Survive Without Net Neutrality?11

The changing political climate in the U.S. is likely to trash the idea of net neutrality. This could impact many plans for the Internet of Things....More
Dec 21, 2016

Hibernation Technology: From “Passengers” to Real-Life Space Travel4

Hibernation technology is a key component of the new movie “Passengers.”....More
Dec 19, 2016

2016 Gifts for the Techie

Technology Editor Bill Wong gives a few present ideas for the technology-inclined....More
Dec 14, 2016

Learning from an Ada Neophyte

Technology Editor Bill Wong recently judged the “Make with Ada” competition and found some interesting feedback that will intrigue embedded....More
Dec 05, 2016

Will RISC-V Rescue the Internet of Things?1

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

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 24

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

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