Most Recent Blog Posts

Feb 13, 2015

Zombies at Solidworks World 2015!

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
Feb 01, 2015

What Happens When You Throw an Alkali Metal into Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Did you every toss a silvery alkali metal into dihydrogen monoxide while in high school? The reaction tends to be violent. Neat....More
Jan 30, 2015

Embedded World 2015 Preview

Embedded World 2015 is coming up. It will highligh a lot of the latest technology that will be available to embedded developers and consumers this....More
Jan 16, 2015

Create Great-Looking Text on IoT Devices

How will the text look on your latest embedded device? It is often overlooked or assumed that poor presentation is acceptable with low-cost....More
Jan 14, 2015

CES 2015 In Review

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show was as busy as ever where one could find the latest in wearable tech, curved OLED UHD screens, 3D printers and....More
Dec 12, 2014

A Rising Star

Technology Editor Bill Wong discusses Roger Amidon and his work with TPM and VALDOCS on the Epson QX10/16....More
Dec 02, 2014

I Really Like Redundancy

Technology Editor Bill Wong likes redundancy especially when it comes to servers. Redundancy has saved him on multiple occasions....More
Nov 18, 2014

Real Tech Toys for the Holidays

What do you get for the tech-minded for the holidays? Smartwatches are not the only alternative....More
Nov 03, 2014

Voting And Judging Science Fairs

Technology Editor Bill Wong rants about getting out the vote and judges for science fairs....More
Oct 27, 2014

BitScoping With The Raspberry Pi

The USB-based BitScope Micro can turn a Raspberry Pi into a logic analyzer and oscilloscope....More
Oct 14, 2014

Blending Big Data

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines how Hadoop and other big data platforms are being integrated into mainline database and development environments....More
Sep 23, 2014

SDN, NFV, PCIe, USB and Edison at IDF

Technology Editor Bill Wong does a roundup of the technologies on display at this year’s Intel Developers Forum....More
Sep 05, 2014

Disney Supercomputer Renders Big Hero 6

Looking for a supercomputer? Disney’s using one to create its latest animated movie, Big Hero 6....More
Aug 29, 2014

The Joy And Frustration Of Debugging

Technology Editor Bill Wong laments about debugging software and other things that seem to need fixing....More
Contributors

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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Blogs focusing on embedded, software and systems

Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 5

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
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 7

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More

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