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 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
in alt.embedded Jan 03, 2017

What’s Going to be Hot at CES 2017?

What are the must-sees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show? Here are some hints....More
in alt.embedded Jan 03, 2017

A Look Back at 2016’s Top Stories

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes look at some of the hot topics of 2016....More
in alt.embedded Dec 23, 2016

Will the Internet of Things Survive Without Net Neutrality?

The changing political climate in the U.S. is likely to trash the idea of net neutrality. This could impact many plans for the Internet of Things....More
in alt.embedded Dec 21, 2016

Hibernation Technology: From “Passengers” to Real-Life Space Travel

Hibernation technology is a key component of the new movie “Passengers.”....More
in alt.embedded Dec 19, 2016

2016 Gifts for the Techie

Technology Editor Bill Wong gives a few present ideas for the technology-inclined....More
in alt.embedded Dec 14, 2016

Learning from an Ada Neophyte

Technology Editor Bill Wong recently judged the “Make with Ada” competition and found some interesting feedback that will intrigue embedded....More
in alt.embedded Dec 05, 2016

Will RISC-V Rescue the Internet of Things?

Is real RISC-V going to rescue the Internet of Things? Find out what Technology Editor Bill Wong thinks of SiFive’s latest E310 RISC-V chip....More
in alt.embedded Dec 01, 2016

Changing Ways to Deliver Safety and Security

Vendors are changing the way they deliver safety and security support, reducing development costs and time to market....More
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Jan 26, 2017

An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator 3

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

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 11

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

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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