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Mar 28, 2017

Use a Common Wire With a Nest Thermostat (or Suffer the Consequences)

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes some unwanted time to replace his Nest thermostat after the heating system went south....More
Mar 20, 2017

Security Needs to be Simple1

Implementing and using security tools in the embedded space can be challenging, but Green Hills INTEGRITY Security Services’ new appliance makes some....More
Mar 20, 2017

Will ISA Survive?

Is it time to Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) and Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) to go away?....More
Feb 22, 2017

Embedded Linux Conference Features IoT and Development Tools

Technology Editor Bill Wong presents some highlights from the 2017 Embedded Linux Conference....More
Feb 17, 2017

Will ISEF Survive Without Intel?4

Intel will be finishing up its support for the International Science and Engineering Fair in 2019....More
Feb 09, 2017

What's to Like about Samsung’s Gear S3, Plus Android Wear 22

Android Wear 2.0 is here, but Technology Editor Bill Wong will hold onto his Samsung Gear S3....More
Feb 07, 2017

Do Circuit Boards Need More Wires?1

Printed circuit boards support high-speed serial connections—for now. Faster SerDes is forcing designers to look at cabling alternatives....More
Jan 31, 2017

Forth Redefined14

Ever played with Forth? It’s still out there, although it’s not for everyone....More
Jan 26, 2017

Improvements in Sound Technology4

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show was home to a host of new audio technologies....More
Jan 23, 2017

“I Know a Lot about Hacking,” and Other Security Concerns4

President Donald Trump says “I know a lot about hacking.” What do you know, and does all this matter?....More
Jan 18, 2017

Carrying a Jetson TX1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ConnectTech’s Orbitty Carrier for a ride with NVidia’s Jetson TX1....More
Jan 13, 2017

Embedded Flash Storage Gets Smaller and Faster1

Flash storage has changed the way embedded designers can utilize large amounts of storage in a compact system....More
Jan 12, 2017

Reliability and the Self-Driving Car6

The race to launch a commercially available self-driving car was front and center at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. I took more than one ride....More
Jan 03, 2017

What’s Going to be Hot at CES 2017?1

What are the must-sees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show? Here are some hints....More
Jan 03, 2017

A Look Back at 2016’s Top Stories1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes look at some of the hot topics of 2016....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
Jan 26, 2017
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An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator 3

Justin Mamaradlo takes a further look into the P2 op amp and how it functions, analyzing the oscillation and slew-rate characteristics of the venerable component....More
Jul 15, 2016
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Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 11

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
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 5

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

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