> Greetings. Some of you may have seen my face on Electronic Design where I have been for the last 20 years. 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 EE, we are still going to have articles and insight from Rick Nelson, who has guided EE 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. 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 EE.
As part of this project we are holding a contest (See Page 32) 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 pages on our websites. It's free, and one lucky winner will join us at the "Brickyard" for the 104th running of 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.
Caption: * Machine Design and Electronic Design are sponsoring DragonSpeed's IndyCar #81.