Editorial Calendar

2014 Editorial Calendar

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Issue Theme Proposal Deadline Completed Article Deadline
282 January Embedded Applications September 1, 2013 October 1, 2013
283 February Wireless Communications October 1, 2013 November 1, 2013
284 March Robotics November 1, 2013 December 1, 2013
285 April Embedded Programming December 1, 2013 January 1, 2014
286 May Measurement & Sensors January 2, 2014 February 1, 2014
287 June Communications February 1, 2014 March 1, 2014
288 July Internet & Connectivity March 1, 2014 April 1, 2014
289 August Embedded Development April 1, 2014 May 1, 2014
290  September Data Acquisition May 1, 2014 June 1, 2014
291 October Signal Processing June 1, 2014 July 1, 2014
292 November Analog Techniques July 1, 2014 August 1, 2014
293 December Programmable Logic August 1, 2014 September 1, 2014

Analog Techniques—projects and components dealing with analog signal acquisition and generation. Topics of interest: EMI/RF reduction, high-speed signal integrity, signal conditioning, A/D and D/A converters, analog programmable logic, and low-power, single-supply, and mixed-voltage designs

Communications—projects that deal with one computer talking to another (networking), humans talking to one another (voice recorders, telephone gadgets, etc.), humans talking to computers (speech recognition), or computers talking to humans (speech synthesis, text-to-speech). Topics of interest: network protocols, Ethernet, USB, I2C, SPI, and Firewire

Data Acquisition—projects, technologies, and algorithms for real-world data gathering and monitoring. Topics of interest: peripheral interfaces, sensors, sensor networks, signal conditioning, A/D and D/A converters, data analysis, and post-processing

Embedded Applications—projects that feature embedded controllers. Topics of interest: automotive applications, test equipment, simulators, consumer electronics, real-time control, and low-power techniques

Embedded Development—tools and techniques used to develop new hardware or software. Topics of interest: prototyping and simulation, emulators, development tools, programming languages, HDL, real-time operating systems, debugging tools, and useful tips and tricks

Embedded Programming—anything that deals with the software used in embedded applications, including algorithms, tools, and techniques. Topics of interest: programming languages, real-time operating systems, embedded Linux, file systems, drivers, network protocols, algorithms, and optimization

Internet & Connectivity—applications that deal with connectivity and Internet-enabling Topics of interest: networking chips, protocol stacks, device servers, and physical layer interfaces

Measurement & Sensors—projects and technologies that deal with sensors, interfaces, and actuators Topics of interest: environmental sensors, smart sensors, one-wire sensors, MEMS sensors, and sensor interface techniques

Programmable Logic—projects that utilize FPGAs, PLDs, and other programmable logic chips  Topics of interest: Tips and tricks for design-in, core-IP (e.g., processor, DSP, peripheral), innovative solutions to traditional design challenges (e.g., initialization, dynamic reconfiguration, security), and the spectrum of hardware and software tools that come into play

Robotics—projects about devices capable of repeating motion sequences, such as self-contained, self-propelled robotic devices, robotic arms, industrial assembly lines, etc. Also, the sensors, actuators, motor controllers, and algorithms primarily targeted for these applications Topics of interest: motor drives, proximity sensing, power control, battery technology/management, electronic compasses, & accelerometers

Signal Processing—projects, technology, and algorithms related to real-time processing of signals such as audio, video, radio, pressure, and acceleration Topics of interest: DSP chips and algorithms, analog programmable logic, signal conditioning, A/D and D/A converters, filters, compression, and comparisons of RISC, DSP, VLIW, etc.

Wireless Communications—technology and methods for going wireless Topics of interest: radio modems, Wi-Fi/IEEE 802.11x, Bluetooth, ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, cellular, infrared/IrDA, and security applications