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 Jul 28, 2016

What’s the Difference Between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL?

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the differences between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL databases....More
in alt.embedded Jul 27, 2016

Join Our Smart Cities Twitterchat

Find out about Smart Cities, IoT and Twitter chat....More
in alt.embedded Jul 22, 2016

A Hands-on Look at the STM32F7 Discovery Board

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ST Microelectronics’ STM32 F7 Discovery board to task....More
in alt.embedded Jul 19, 2016

Handling an Ultra-Low-Power Cortex-M4

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at Ambiq Micro’s Apollo, an ultra-low-power Cortex-M4....More
in alt.embedded Jul 11, 2016

Don’t Forget Those Emulators and Simulators

When developing applications, designers tend to overlook emulators and simulators, which can play key roles in the debug stage....More
in alt.embedded Jul 08, 2016

Is It Time to Learn About Deep Learning?

Deep learning is the latest artificial intelligence craze, but it’s one that can deliver significant advantages for many applications....More
in alt.embedded Jul 05, 2016

Preventing Fatal Pilot Error Is Always a Challenge

The much-publicized accident involving Tesla’s Model S was a sober reminder that, while technology is great when it works, it can be fatal when it....More
in alt.embedded Jun 28, 2016

Are You Up for the Ada Challenge?

The Make with Ada competition is coming up, and you might be able to win some cash for an Ada project....More
in alt.embedded Jun 27, 2016

Debugging at Home

Debugging the high-tech home can get interesting—especially when electrical SNAFUs occur....More
in alt.embedded Jun 17, 2016

Tiny Modules Target IoT Applications

The Internet of Things often means tiny and mobile, and that makes designs challenging. One alternative is to use modules delivered by vendors like....More
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Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 6

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 23

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

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