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Apr 16, 2014

Traveling With Portable Secure Storage

Technology Editor Bill Wong trades in his FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validate secure USB drive for a smaller version....More
Apr 11, 2014

IoT Gateways And Triple Core Micros At FTF 2014

Not surprisingly, Freescale had a lot to show off at their 2014 Freescale Technology Forum including a triple core micro and an IoT gateway running....More
Apr 04, 2014

Java 8 Arrives

Java 8 is into the wild and it brings along a number of new and useful features like lambda expressions and the streams API....More
Mar 31, 2014

Today’s PCB Design Tools Improve

Anyone who has worked on a system design lately knows that creating a printed-circuit board (PCB) is no longer simple. Find out how Mentor Graphics....More
Mar 19, 2014

ARMing Ada

Technology Editor Bill Wong targets Texas Instrument's BeagleBone Black using AdaCore's GNAT Programming Studio and Ada 2012....More
Mar 14, 2014

Science Fair Rules

Technology Editor Bill Wong helps run the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair and there are rules....More
Mar 03, 2014

Hard-Core FGPA Provides A Flexible Development Target

Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 runs Linux and is finding a home in all sort of platforms from National Instruments cRIO-9068 to NASA....More
Feb 21, 2014

Pompeii, History And A Dream

Director Paul W.S. Anderson gives us Pompeii, a story and a history lesson....More
Feb 13, 2014

Preparing For Future Obsolescence

From a designer’s perspective, what’s worse than having to deal with quality assurance? Answer: planning for sustainability....More
Feb 05, 2014

Debugging In The Dark

Technology Editor Bill Wong debugs his Nest thermostat set up in the dark while running a generator because the latest ice storm knocked out the....More
Jan 29, 2014

Prototyping With Java On Cortex-M3/M4

Running Java on a PC or any hefty processor is easy. Running Java on a more compact platform like Arm's Cortex-M3 can be more of a challenge. IS2T....More
Jan 24, 2014

Will Optics Spell The Death Of The Copper Backplane?

VITA's chairman of the board, Ray Alderman, presents a compelling case for optical interconnects and the death of the copper backplane....More
Jan 13, 2014

Robots And 3D Take The International CES Beyond Big Screens

The 2014 International CES was chock full of 4K Ultra HD televisions, of course, including curved, glassless 3D, and organic LED (OLED) versions....More
Jan 03, 2014

Looking For A Ride To The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Technology Editor Bill Wong heads to Las Vegas to check out the latest technology at the Consumer Electronics Show including things like Fords C-MAX....More
Dec 20, 2013

Security Emerges At The International CES

Get ready for the annual International CES in Las Vegas. Connectivity is the name of the game but will all those devices be secure?....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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