Welcome to the first of many "Analog and Power Ideas for Design." The feature will return next month. If the reader response is positive, the plan is to publish this section 13 times in 2005. A&P IFD is the launch of something new and something old for Electronic Design.
The magazine has always tried to run as many reader-submitted design articles as possible, but the industry downturn left us strapped for pages until recently. Still, our issue-by-issue reader polls show that you want more design information, and believe me, whenever the Electronic Design editors meet, one of the bones of contention is always, "Where's the real design stuff?" We all realize that the real design stuff has to be reader-generated.
The good news is that page counts are rising and Electronic Design can now run more design submissions from readers. So, we're returning to something old with a revamped Ideas for Design department.
The new wrinkle is that we're using targeted demographics to deliver additional specialized content to precisely the readers who are most interested in it. In other words, if you're reading this, it's because you indicated an interest in analog or power design when you submitted your subscription form.
Analog and power-supply design are closely tied (try to run a fast, high-res analog-to-digital converter on a noisy rail) and are arguably one of the more mysterious disciplines in the EE curriculum. We hope this section will help all practitioners share the secrets of the craft.
As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Send them to me at [email protected]