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 Jul 30, 2014

SoC Incorporates Hardware Scheduling and EtherCAT Support

Renesas’ R-IN32M3-EC hardware scheduling and an augmented Ethernet controller make EtherCAT easy and efficient....More
in alt.embedded Jul 21, 2014

PCI Express Mini Cards Provide Module Expansion

Compact motherboards require small expansion options. The PCI Express Mini Card form factor has garnered a following in the embedded space....More
in alt.embedded Jul 18, 2014

Managing Heterogeneous Multicore Software Development

Asymmetric multicore platforms are becoming more common. Mentor Graphics is changing the tools to streamline software development on these....More
in alt.embedded Jul 07, 2014

Running Ada 2012 On The Cortex-M4

The latest open-source Ada 2012 system from AdaCore, running on STMicroelectronics’ STM32 F4 Discovery board, is based on ARM’s Cortex-M4....More
in alt.embedded Jul 01, 2014

Going Further With Ford Safety Features

Safety was one of the major areas addressed at this year's Further With Ford event. Everything from airbags of all sorts to gear to limit an engineer....More
in alt.embedded Jun 23, 2014

Do Judges, And The Public, Understand Software?

The US Supreme Court recently decided Alice versus CLS Bank. It could have a profound affect on software patents....More
in alt.embedded Jun 15, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 – The Good, The Bad, And The Annoying

Technology Editor Bill Wong has a Samsung Galaxy S5. Like most things, it has its good, bad and annoying points....More
in alt.embedded Jun 06, 2014

Hierarchical Processors Target Wearable Tech

Dhanush Wearable Processing Unit family targets a range of product from simple wearable devices to high-end smart watches....More
in alt.embedded Jun 04, 2014

China's Tiananmen Square, Snowden, Bush, Obama And Technology

The 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest and crackdown prompted Technology Editor Bill Wong to examine the relationship to our technology....More
in alt.embedded May 14, 2014

Not Impossible Labs Inspires Intel ISEF Students

Mick Ebling, CEO and founder of Not Impossible Labs, gives an inspiring presentation to the students at the 2014 Intel International Science and....More
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Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 3

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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