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Apr 27, 2016

What Does Your Company Do About Safety and Security?

The Barr Group’s latest survey results from embedded programmers reveals some interesting statistics about safety and security....More
Mar 31, 2016

Are micro:bits the Right Way to Teach STEM?11

One million micro:bits are being delivered to British school children to help teach STEM, but is it the right way to do things?....More
Mar 22, 2016

Andy Grove: Furthering Science and Engineering

Andrew S. Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, passed away at the age of 79 leaving a legacy in science and engineering....More
Mar 14, 2016

Performance Heats Up with Cool Modules

Going fanless with modules? Attaching a good heat plate helps facilitate that process—just ask VersaLogic and Nvidia....More
Mar 10, 2016

New Cameras and Apps Drive Augmented and Virtual Reality

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and since then, there have been hordes of people wearing funny goggles, waving their hands or pointing....More
Mar 08, 2016

Taking Advantage of Zone Triggering

Zone triggering is a feature found in high-end, high-speed oscilloscopes that has been available for a few years....More
Mar 04, 2016

Checking Out Embedded World 2016

Technology Editor Bill Wong provides his observations from Embedded World 2016....More
Feb 24, 2016

Multiprotocol Wireless SoC Targets IoT Connectivity

Silicon Labs’ new Wireless Gecko SoCs integrate an ARM Cortex-M4 core with a 2.4 GHz radio and advanced hardware cryptography....More
Feb 22, 2016

Ransomware, Backdoors, and Privacy9

Technology editor Bill Wong talks about ransomware, backdoors, security, and privacy issues....More
Feb 16, 2016

KISSing Costly Cooling Solutions Goodbye

The emerging VITA 48.8 Air Flow Through (AFT) standard aims to keep 3U and 6U VPX systems cooler with more efficient air cooling while still....More
Feb 04, 2016

AdaPilot “Sparks” Autopilot Project

AdaPilot is a new open-source project to develop a safety-critical flight-controller system based on Ada-SPARK....More
Feb 01, 2016

IoT Is a Boon for Vendors, Spies, and Hackers3

The Internet of Things (IoT) looks to be a boon for vendors selling hardware and services as well as spies and hackers. Vendors with IoT tools....More
Jan 20, 2016

What’s the Difference Between M.2 Modules?1

What’s the difference between M.2 storage modules? It’s more than just the capacity....More
Jan 15, 2016

Drones Go Gaming

Skyrocket Toys’ Hover Racer may change the way drones are gamed, with its IR emitters and receivers that target and detect other Hover Racers....More
Jan 14, 2016

Automotive Ethernet Was the Hidden Trend at CES 2016

There were a lot of trends emerging at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, but one was under the hood....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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Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 2

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 5

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 11

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More

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