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Aug 24, 2016

More Storage Changes Are Coming

The Flash Memory Summit continues to be the place where the latest storage technology is announced. This year is no different with a host of new....More
Aug 12, 2016

Tiny Module Supports Wearable Technology1

Developing wearable applications is not easy. It requires compact devices that tend to be more difficult to prototype. Likewise, designing platforms....More
Aug 10, 2016

The Internet Turns 25—and Braces for the IoT Blitz2

The first public webserver started running in 1991. This eventually led to the Internet we know today that is starting to be dominated by the....More
Aug 05, 2016

Basis Peak: Buy an IoT or High-Tech Device, Get a Recall Refund12

Intel is recalling all the Basis Peak smartwatches. While obviously significant, this is not the only occurrence of a major IoT device recall....More
Jul 28, 2016

What’s the Difference Between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL?3

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the differences between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL databases....More
Jul 27, 2016

Join Our Smart Cities Twitterchat1

Find out about Smart Cities, IoT and Twitter chat....More
Jul 22, 2016

A Hands-on Look at the STM32F7 Discovery Board2

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ST Microelectronics’ STM32 F7 Discovery board to task....More
Jul 19, 2016

Handling an Ultra-Low-Power Cortex-M4

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at Ambiq Micro’s Apollo, an ultra-low-power Cortex-M4....More
Jul 11, 2016

Don’t Forget Those Emulators and Simulators4

When developing applications, designers tend to overlook emulators and simulators, which can play key roles in the debug stage....More
Jul 08, 2016

Is It Time to Learn About Deep Learning?3

Deep learning is the latest artificial intelligence craze, but it’s one that can deliver significant advantages for many applications....More
Jul 05, 2016

Preventing Fatal Pilot Error Is Always a Challenge12

The much-publicized accident involving Tesla’s Model S was a sober reminder that, while technology is great when it works, it can be fatal when it....More
Jun 28, 2016

Are You Up for the Ada Challenge?3

The Make with Ada competition is coming up, and you might be able to win some cash for an Ada project....More
Jun 27, 2016

Debugging at Home11

Debugging the high-tech home can get interesting—especially when electrical SNAFUs occur....More
Jun 17, 2016

Tiny Modules Target IoT Applications

The Internet of Things often means tiny and mobile, and that makes designs challenging. One alternative is to use modules delivered by vendors like....More
May 18, 2016

GPUs and Deep Learning

Deep learning, or deep neural nets (DNNs), is the technical craze these days. It is targeting everything from self-driving cars to tagging photos....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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Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 5

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 4

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 22

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

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