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Aug 15, 2014

Watching Robots Giving A Hand

Robots are showing up in more places from bomb disposable to drones. Getting robots to take on more tasks often requires using a better hand....More
Aug 05, 2014

Checking Out The 2015 Ford F-150

Ford’s F-150 is built tough but it has a lot of new design features that make it great to use as well....More
Jul 30, 2014

SoC Incorporates Hardware Scheduling and EtherCAT Support

Renesas’ R-IN32M3-EC hardware scheduling and an augmented Ethernet controller make EtherCAT easy and efficient....More
Jul 21, 2014

PCI Express Mini Cards Provide Module Expansion

Compact motherboards require small expansion options. The PCI Express Mini Card form factor has garnered a following in the embedded space....More
Jul 18, 2014

Managing Heterogeneous Multicore Software Development

Asymmetric multicore platforms are becoming more common. Mentor Graphics is changing the tools to streamline software development on these....More
Jul 07, 2014

Running Ada 2012 On The Cortex-M4

The latest open-source Ada 2012 system from AdaCore, running on STMicroelectronics’ STM32 F4 Discovery board, is based on ARM’s Cortex-M4....More
Jul 01, 2014

Going Further With Ford Safety Features

Safety was one of the major areas addressed at this year's Further With Ford event. Everything from airbags of all sorts to gear to limit an engineer....More
Jun 23, 2014

Do Judges, And The Public, Understand Software?

The US Supreme Court recently decided Alice versus CLS Bank. It could have a profound affect on software patents....More
Jun 15, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 – The Good, The Bad, And The Annoying

Technology Editor Bill Wong has a Samsung Galaxy S5. Like most things, it has its good, bad and annoying points....More
Jun 06, 2014

Hierarchical Processors Target Wearable Tech

Dhanush Wearable Processing Unit family targets a range of product from simple wearable devices to high-end smart watches....More
Jun 04, 2014

China's Tiananmen Square, Snowden, Bush, Obama And Technology

The 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest and crackdown prompted Technology Editor Bill Wong to examine the relationship to our technology....More
May 14, 2014

Not Impossible Labs Inspires Intel ISEF Students

Mick Ebling, CEO and founder of Not Impossible Labs, gives an inspiring presentation to the students at the 2014 Intel International Science and....More
May 14, 2014

Trying Out Simulation With Open Virtual Platforms

Students and developers can check out some of the latest technology models using Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) instruction accurate simulators....More
May 05, 2014

AMD's Project SkyBridge Unifies x86 And 64-bit ARM

AMD looks to merge its x86 and ARM designs via Project SkyBridge that utilizes a common on-chip fabric....More
Apr 24, 2014

What Heartbleed Should Teach Embedded Programmers

Find out what the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug should teach embedded programmers about security....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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