William Wong

Technical Editor, Penton Media

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. Bill is a Georgia Tech alumni with a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in computer science for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
He has written a dozen books and was the first Director of PC Labs at PC Magazine. He has worked in the computer and publication industry for almost 40 years and has been with Electronic Design since 2000. He helps run the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair in Mercer County, NJ.

Posts by William Wong

in alt.embedded Nov 23, 2015

Getting at the Core of Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Core provides a common platform for all Windows 10 flavors. It provides an ideal platform for embedded applications....More
in alt.embedded Nov 06, 2015

An Analog Hydraulic Model You Really Need to See

Technology Editor Bill Wong had a chance to check out the Bay Model built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is a big, real-world simulation....More
in alt.embedded Oct 28, 2015

PCs Fight Back with More Power

Smartphones and tablets have replaced PCs and laptops for many users, but PC platforms are more functional and powerful than ever....More
in alt.embedded Oct 06, 2015

Where Have All the Gamers Gone?

Gaming is all about performance, but there have been few gains on the CPU side. Game developers are taking advantage....More
in alt.embedded Sep 30, 2015

On the Matter of Volkswagen, and Cheating Benchmarks

You have probably heard about the latest cheating debacle where Volkswagen made its diesel cars look good by changing the engine’s run-time profile....More
in alt.embedded Sep 24, 2015

Take Two: Gumstix on the Create 2

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes the iRobot Create 2 out for a stroll using a Gumstix module running ROS....More
in alt.embedded Sep 17, 2015

Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015: A Great Combination

Microsoft’s latest releases are Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015. Together, they are a great combination. Windows 10 targets a range of platforms....More
in alt.embedded Sep 16, 2015

9th Grader Ahmed Mohamed's Digital Clock Project Gets Him Arrested

Ahmed Mohamed is the kind of 9th-grade student science fairs love. He was active in the robotics club in middle school. He knows how to solder. He....More
in alt.embedded Sep 04, 2015

Write the FCC Now! Save Wi-Fi

The FCC is proposing a rule that could prevent intended modification of wireless devices. Find out why that’s a bad idea....More
in alt.embedded Sep 02, 2015

The Developer’s IoT Dilemma

Implementing the Internet of Things is not easy, and no one does it from scratch. But choosing partners and solution providers can be daunting....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 5

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 10

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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