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Combining forces

March 11, 2020
Evaluation Engineering's Senior Content Director Bill Wong talks about changes afoot in the magazine, along with Endeavor Business Media's connection to the Indy 500, and a chance for readers to be in the pits at the legendary auto race in May.
Greetings. Some of you may have seen my face over on Electronic Design where I have been for the last 20 years (Fig. 1). While I am still Editor of Electronic
Design I am also the Senior Content Director for Evaluation Engineering (EE), Electronic Design (ED) and Microwaves & RF (MWRF). All three can be found online and in print.

All three publications are now part of Endeavor Business Media. There are quite a few more publications under this umbrella and we share our expertise and insights to improve the information we provide to you, our readers.

While I am currently taking the helm with Evaluation Engineering we are still going to have articles and insight from Rick Nelson who has guided Evaluation Engineering as Editor. As a contributing editor, Rick will continue to write the special reports that are central to each print issue. We have some new contributing editors as well including Steve Taranovich and Alix Paultre. Their content is on the website already and will be showing up in the print pages in future issues.

Indianapolis 500, IndyCar and DragonSpeed

One advantage of a combined venture is the ability to address more ambitious projects like sponsoring an IndyCar. The Electronic Design and Machine Design logos are now decorating DragonSpeed’s #81 IndyCar (Fig. 2). We have landing pages on all of our sites that point to articles on DragonSpeed, IndyCar and racing technology. Some of the test related articles will be gracing the pages of Evaluation Engineering.

As part of this project we are holding a contest so that one of you can win a pair of tickets to the 2020 Indianapolis 500. This includes access to the pits so check out our Join Us in the Pits on our websites. Its free and one lucky winner will join us at the “Brickyard” for the 104th running on the Indianapolis 500.

Special Reports and Tech Features

Rick was rather busy this month cranking out two special reports and a pair of technology feature articles.

The electrical safety testing (EST) industry is one we cover in EE. It addresses everything from consumer appliances to medical equipment. It is the target of our first special report, EST Instruments Provide Safe Environment to Assure Compliance.

The RF/microwave Switching Adds Flexibility to Diverse Applications article switching technology and applications from PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) and LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) that are standards for test equipment board interfaces to wideband matrix switching systems.

Software Boosts Power Applications targets programmable power supplies. These are key tools for diagnostics especially hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing. They provide the flexibility needed to address a range of test environments.

The Ground-penetrating Radar Offers New Sensor Modality for Vehicles article dives into technology from WaveSense. Its ground-penetrating radar can be used to improve the sensing capabilities of self-driving cars.

Keep an eye out for new and interesting things on our websites and in print. We have a series of bootcamps online at bootcamp.electronicdesign.com. The latest was on 5G with a heavy emphasis on test and measurement.

Related articles:

March 2020 editorial: Not your parents’ power supply

Ground-penetrating radar offers new sensor modality for vehicles

Worker shortage may slow 5G

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