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 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
in alt.embedded Nov 28, 2016

Hands-on ESPRESSObin: a Gateway for Under $50

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes Globalscale's EspressoBin board for a spin. It is an impressive gateway for under $50....More
in alt.embedded Nov 22, 2016

Checking Out the Jetson TX1

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at NVidia's Jetson TX1 development platform....More
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in alt.embedded Nov 17, 2016

Lies, Damn Lies, and Big Data: Election Results and More IoT

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the presidential election results, polling, and big data along with their relationship to the IoT....More
in alt.embedded Nov 11, 2016

National Geographic Takes on Mars

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look behind the scenes of National Geographic Channel’s new “Mars” series....More
in alt.embedded Nov 10, 2016

In Search of a Secured Gateway

A gateway might be able to improve security if it knows more about the devices on the LAN....More
in alt.embedded Oct 06, 2016

The Alt.Embedded News Roundup, Part 1

Technology Editor Bill Wong collects some of the recent articles on Electronic Design that you might want to take a look at....More
in alt.embedded Sep 16, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Whether You Like It or Not

Sorry, Lou (Frenzel). We are not going to be able to forget this self-driving car nonsense. It is coming whether we like it or not....More
in alt.embedded Sep 13, 2016

Integrated Fabric is Key to Many Core Platforms

Intel’s Knights Landing Xeon Phi is now shipping with built-in support for Intel’s OmniPath fabric....More
in alt.embedded Sep 13, 2016

Newest Chips Are Stacking the Decks—With Memory

Because it provides a significant boost in capacity, 3D memory is now the norm for flash and DRAM....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jul 15, 2016

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

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
Mar 2, 2016

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 24

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

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