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 May 26, 2015

Safety Document Package Targets ADAS

The paper trail is critical to getting various approvals or certifications and it needs to start at the lowest level. This is why ARM’s latest....More
in alt.embedded May 12, 2015

#IntelISEF Students Flock to Pittsburgh for Director’s Farewell Bash

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh is where thousands of top students are competing and having fun with SparkFun’s....More
in alt.embedded May 06, 2015

VTOLs and Tethered Drones Take to the Sky at AUVSI 2015

Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some of the latest technologies at this year’s AUVSI show, including unmanned VTOLs....More
in alt.embedded Apr 30, 2015

Bebopping Around

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes Parrot’s Bebop out for a spin....More
in alt.embedded Apr 22, 2015

In Search of One App for Many Targets

Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be the platform for Visual Studio 2015....More
in alt.embedded Apr 17, 2015

Dual-Issue Multicore SOC Handles Soft Peripherals

XMOS has doubled the number of instructions per clock cycle with its new, multicore xCORE-200 platform. It also delivers gigabit Ethernet support for....More
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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Aug 11, 2015
Commentary

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 3

I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy’s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client’s product POC can be made to work, and quickly....More
Aug 4, 2015
blog

Inconspicuous Pitfalls in Datasheet Analysis

Identifying the limitations of a datasheet saves lots of time, and cost, in terms of troubleshooting and redesigning circuits....More
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

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

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