Most Recent Blog Posts

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
Aug 25, 2014

Checking Out C++14

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes C++14 for a test drive using Eclipse....More
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
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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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Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
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Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!)

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
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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
Dec 1, 2014
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Programming Efficiency 4

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More

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