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 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
in alt.embedded Feb 17, 2017

Will ISEF Survive Without Intel?

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

What's to Like about Samsung’s Gear S3, Plus Android Wear 2

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

Do Circuit Boards Need More Wires?

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

Forth Redefined

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

Improvements in Sound Technology

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

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

President Donald Trump says “I know a lot about hacking.” What do you know, and does all this matter?....More
in alt.embedded 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
in alt.embedded Jan 13, 2017

Embedded Flash Storage Gets Smaller and Faster

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

Reliability and the Self-Driving Car

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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 26, 2017
blog

An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator 1

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
blog

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 7

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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