Circuit Cellar is a monthly magazine (print and digital) covering the topics of embedded hardware, embedded software, electrical engineering, and computer applications. Twelve times per year, Circuit Cellar reaches a diverse international readership of professionals, academics, and electronics specialists who work with embedded, MCU-related technologies on a regular basis. The editorial department’s goal is to assist each reader in becoming a well-rounded, multidisciplinary practitioner who can confidently bring innovative, cutting-edge engineering ideas to bear on any number of relevant tasks, problems, and technologies.
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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