What electrical and electronic magazines can be recommended in order get up-to-date information about the latest technologies? I would like magazines listing from hardware hacking to proper professional design.
Ones that I read frequently:
- Nuts & Volts, great monthly with lots of microcontroller projects
- Servo, sister publication to N&V with focus on robotics
- Circuit Cellar, more professional than N&V, lots of great hardware info
- Elektor, just started distribution of English translation in US
- Everyday Practical Electronics, British magazine full of construction projects
This one's easy, Make magazine http://makezine.com/magazine/
Everything by UnwiredBen and Vineeth are great, but dont forget online websites for the freshest hacks.
My particular favorite Hack A Day is a great resource
I always like what they have to say in Circuit Cellular. I'm not sure how much "breaking" technology they have since they're not trying to sell you on new products like many other free EE magazines. They definitely always have articles that seem relevant, immediately implementable in any designs I do, and more technical than other magazines targeted at hobbyists.
Some mention the EEvblog. I'm sorry to say, but the EEVblog with it's rambling is all nothing but plain bla bla and nothing to learn. You better not copy he's schematics if you want to build something that work. He doesn't even know how to make an emitter follower that doesn't oscillate. (For the record, it's not the op-amp that causes this circuit to oscillate. It's the emitter follower itself who's oscillating. It would even oscillate without feedback.)
If you wanne seem him going down? Check out this one.
Base stopper resistors? Huh? Anyone.
And apart from that. He sounds like a cat.
PCB Design and Fab
PCB Design 007 (and its related online mags) SMT/EMS007
ECN (Electronic Components News
Power Electronics Technology
ESD (Embedded Systems Design)(under EE Times)
Nasa Tech Briefs (publications on left side)
RTC (Embedded stuff)
Element 14 Technology First Journal(I have a few issues but can't find a subscribe link, forget how I got it)
electronic design update Also electronic, free, good
electronic design website. Mailout material offered.
As for "spam". Most reputable sites have a working opt out policy and the sort of mail they send is in ant case liable to be of high interest and relevance to electrical engineers and fellow travellers. I'm happy to have such sent to my main mailbox, where I can filter into folders etc as desired.
More later ...
There are groups who manage dozens of magazines - electronic only and real-paper.
There was a question relating to Blogs and Podcasts that somebody asked 6 months ago in a similar vein, some of the resources there might be of interest: Electronics Blogs and Podcasts
EE Power (www.eepower.com). A digital publication in power electronics focusing on technical articles, market insights, and design trends from industry-leading electrical engineers. Offers full content RSS feeds and Apple News integration.