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 Apr 07, 2015

Bionic Ants on the March

What can you do with 3D printers? How about making a bunch of BionicANTs....More
in alt.embedded Apr 01, 2015

Ultra-Fast WORN Memory Goes Wireless

In the never-ending task of finding a better way to implement /dev/null, Electronic Design looks at the latest in WORN (write once read never) memory....More
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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 4

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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