Each week, the editor of Planet Analog finds items of interest and then features them in two sections, entitled “Also of Interest” and “Elementals”. Each cites items from publications outside the Planet Analog and EETimes portfolios. And we've recently added a new feature: an archive of recent weekly Planet Analog Newsletter editions, as pdf files, see the list at the bottom.
“Also of Interest” and “Elementals” is an extension of our belief that engineers are interested in on-going tutorial on obviously relevant topics, as well as the serendipity of exploring topics which are not directly related to their jobs, but which will broaden their knowledge and sometimes spurs innovative and creative approaches. The first box highlights a items of general interest to the engineer, while the second highlights basic and tutorial electronic-engineering material.
Among the publications we check are IEEE Spectrum , Machine Design , Design News , Laser Focus World , EDN , Electronic Design , NASA Tech Briefs , Portable Design , and Physics Today , plus others.
Consider these items as “online-only” extras, and worth a look. (Please note: there are also links to the previous weeks' editions, at the bottom).
Also of Interest:
- Think of rapid protoyping as the right process + the right material = the right part:
“Selecting a Rapid-Service Bureau,”
Machine Design , January 8, 2009
- The planned shutdown of analog broadcast TV in the United States will bring antenna technology back into the spotlight:
“Antennas for the New Airwaves,”
IEEE Spectrum , February 2009
- Large delays needed for time-domain autocorrelations would be realized photonically:
“Compact Microwave Fourier Spectrum Analyzer,”
NASA Tech Briefs , February 2009
- Crank it, slide it, rotate it–how well will it do the job? A selection of motion-simulation software helps answer the question:
“Motion Simulation Software Tools Part 1: The Spectrum,”
Desktop Engineering , February 2009
- Designers must weigh the benefits of ADC architectures within CMOS sensors and make trade-offs in speed and size:
“Modern ADCs improve CMOS image sensors,”
EDN , January 22, 2009
- An RF/microwave spectrum analyzer with the proper functionality can serve as an effective tool for finding and locating unknown wireless signals in the field:
“Classify Digital RF Signals In The Field,”
Microwaves & RF , January 2009
- Planning to sell your mains-powered product around the world? It takes more than approved components and a checklist to get those all-important marks:
“Conforming With Worldwide Safety And EMC/EMI Standards,”
Electronic Design , January 29, 2009
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