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 14, 2016

Performance Heats Up with Cool Modules

Going fanless with modules? Attaching a good heat plate helps facilitate that process—just ask VersaLogic and Nvidia....More
in alt.embedded Mar 10, 2016

New Cameras and Apps Drive Augmented and Virtual Reality

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and since then, there have been hordes of people wearing funny goggles, waving their hands or pointing....More
in alt.embedded Mar 08, 2016

Taking Advantage of Zone Triggering

Zone triggering is a feature found in high-end, high-speed oscilloscopes that has been available for a few years....More
in alt.embedded Mar 04, 2016

Checking Out Embedded World 2016

Technology Editor Bill Wong provides his observations from Embedded World 2016....More
in alt.embedded Feb 24, 2016

Multiprotocol Wireless SoC Targets IoT Connectivity

Silicon Labs’ new Wireless Gecko SoCs integrate an ARM Cortex-M4 core with a 2.4 GHz radio and advanced hardware cryptography....More
in alt.embedded Feb 22, 2016

Ransomware, Backdoors, and Privacy

Technology editor Bill Wong talks about ransomware, backdoors, security, and privacy issues....More
in alt.embedded Feb 16, 2016

KISSing Costly Cooling Solutions Goodbye

The emerging VITA 48.8 Air Flow Through (AFT) standard aims to keep 3U and 6U VPX systems cooler with more efficient air cooling while still....More
in alt.embedded Feb 04, 2016

AdaPilot “Sparks” Autopilot Project

AdaPilot is a new open-source project to develop a safety-critical flight-controller system based on Ada-SPARK....More
in alt.embedded Feb 01, 2016

IoT Is a Boon for Vendors, Spies, and Hackers

The Internet of Things (IoT) looks to be a boon for vendors selling hardware and services as well as spies and hackers. Vendors with IoT tools....More
in alt.embedded Jan 20, 2016

What’s the Difference Between M.2 Modules?

What’s the difference between M.2 storage modules? It’s more than just the capacity....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 1

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
Mar 2, 2016
Article

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 11

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016
blog

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 21

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More

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