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Circuit Cellar is a monthly magazine that’s all about embedded hardware, embedded software, electrical engineering, and computer applications.

In Circuit Cellar you will find detailed articles on many topics including wireless communications, robotics, data acquisition and signal processing.

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Circuit Cellar covers the following topics and more:

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: 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

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

Internet & Connectivity: Applications that deal with connectivity and Internet-enabling. Topics of interest: networking chips, protocol stacks, device servers, Ethernet, 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 feature 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

2013 Calendar:
Issue Theme
270 January Embedded Applications
271 February Wireless Communications
272 March Robotics
273 April Embedded Programming
274 May Measurement & Sensors
275 June Communications
276 July Internet & Connectivity
277 August Embedded Development
278  September Data Acquisition
279 October Signal Processing
280 November Analog Techniques
281 December Programmable Logic