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 Mar 26, 2015

ADAS Micro Handles Multiple Cameras

Freescale’s S32V234 ADAS system-on-chip addresses high-performance automotive systems by including Cognivue’'s APEX2 image-processing technology....More
in alt.embedded Mar 19, 2015

SDKs and More Showcased at Wearables TechCon 2015

Technology Editor Bill Wong talks about this year’s Wearables TechCon....More
in alt.embedded Mar 18, 2015

FAA Defines Drone Rules

There might finally be some light at the end of the first drone tunnel now that the FAA is setting rules for drone operation....More
in alt.embedded Mar 16, 2015

Hacking Hard Drives and Other Nasties

Tracking down and dealing with nebulous attackers is no easy chore. It is hard enough for the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky....More
in alt.embedded Mar 06, 2015

Checking Out the Gizmo 2, Raspberry Pi 2, and the Creator CI 20

Technology Editor Bill Wong has been busy playing with some new boards like the Gizmo 2 and the Raspberry Pi 2....More
in alt.embedded Mar 02, 2015

Counterpoint: The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes the opposite view from Lou Frenzel’s “The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet.”....More
in alt.embedded Feb 13, 2015

Zombies at Solidworks World 2015!

We find a zombie simulation at Solidworks World 2015, along with a lot more—from new workstation laptops to innovations in 3D printing....More
in alt.embedded Feb 06, 2015

What Can You Make with These Development Boards?

Developers have access to a host of options to work with the latest processing platforms. We take a look at the Raspberry Pi 2, Gizmo 2, and Creator....More
in alt.embedded Feb 01, 2015

What Happens When You Throw an Alkali Metal into Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Did you every toss a silvery alkali metal into dihydrogen monoxide while in high school? The reaction tends to be violent. Neat....More
in alt.embedded Jan 30, 2015

Embedded World 2015 Preview

Embedded World 2015 is coming up. It will highligh a lot of the latest technology that will be available to embedded developers and consumers this....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 7

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 7

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

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