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 12, 2016

For Ghostbusting Technology, Who Ya Gonna Call?

The new Ghostbusters movie has a lot of changes, including some new hardware designed by an MIT post-doc....More
in alt.embedded May 04, 2016

It's a Chip, So It Must Be Secure

Ransomware, mulch, and a chip can all be tied together, or at least I will be doing that here....More
in alt.embedded Apr 27, 2016

What Does Your Company Do About Safety and Security?

The Barr Group’s latest survey results from embedded programmers reveals some interesting statistics about safety and security....More
in alt.embedded Mar 31, 2016

Are micro:bits the Right Way to Teach STEM?

One million micro:bits are being delivered to British school children to help teach STEM, but is it the right way to do things?....More
in alt.embedded Mar 22, 2016

Andy Grove: Furthering Science and Engineering

Andrew S. Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, passed away at the age of 79 leaving a legacy in science and engineering....More
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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 3

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 3

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 20

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

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