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  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    I've moved jobs a year or so ago and working from home. I've lost touch of
    the best magazines for electronic design engineers. Can someone recommend a

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. Electronics World is my particular favourite. Well worth a look at.
  3. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Many thanks.

    This is a subscription magazine and whilst it is very good I was actually
    thinking of the freebie ones I used to get.
  4. Leon Heller

    Leon Heller Guest

    All the free ones are available via the Web: Electronics Weekly, EDN, EE
    Times, etc.

  5. Pete Fenelon

    Pete Fenelon Guest

    I'm an embedded software guy, so what works for me might not work for
    you. I am also not sure where you're posting from, which can have some
    influence. However:

    I like Electronic Design Europe. I used to much prefer the US edition, but
    they decided to stop doing subs for that in the UK so we now get a
    rather thinner magazine :(

    I find IEE Review and IEEE Spectrum are good overviews of what's going
    on round the industry generally, although Spectrum's getting a bit
    political/ecological tan teechnological these days.

  6. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    In any case, EW has gone seriously downhill in the last few years, and
    is now filled with readers' letters, circuit "ideas" and pseudoscience.
    I cancelled my order with the newsagent a few months ago.

    Paul Burke
  7. Indeed even I had 4 letters published and a circuit (aug 2004) over the
    last year or so. "I wouldn't belong to a club that allowed me as a

    EW is really off the deep end now. It puts complete and utter nonsense
    as main feature articles. i.e. the one about electro-gravity. It was so
    out to lunch that is was pointless complaining.

    Kevin Aylward
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
  8. Re Which Electronics Magazine in UK?

    I used to like Elektor Electronics, but the non release of prpohram code is

    I have a subscription to circuilt cellar in the US.

    It is excellent, has nice projects and keeps upto date on new releases.

    In addition, even including overseas poistage costs, it still works oout at
    £30 for the year, and ideal christmas 'Gift'.

  9. It keeps getting skinnier too. It's available at the newstands here,
    but at C$11 plus tax per issue, I tend to just leaf through it. Since
    they stopped people from going into the bookstore coffee shop with
    unpaid for magazines, I read a lot less of it.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  10. Is it still around ?

    I cancelled my subscription about the time they changed the name from
    Wireless World to Electronics World :)

  11. Just at the time when the new radio technologies for data transmissions between
    devices was being called 'wireless'.


    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
  12. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest


    Just don't try building projects from their circuit diagrams if you
    expect them to work as described... Maybe in these days of CAD and net
    lists it has improved in that respect at least. But it is pretty much
    like a comic now.
    Be fair. Even in the 70's it's predecessor WW required the editor to not
    believe in relativity and published plenty of lunatic fringe electronic
    engineers against Einstein articles. To that extent little has changed
    they have just gone even further into wacky pseudo science. Unclear to
    me how that it helps to sell the magazine or maintain its once fine

    Aimed mainly at hobby electronics folk EPE from Wimborne press sometimes
    has interesting articles in it, worth browsing in the newsagent to see
    if it is a good one or not. Their article on the rebuilding of the
    Turing Bombe and Colossus for the history of computing was excellent.

    Elector sometimes has interesting articles too. YMMV

  13. john jardine

    john jardine Guest

    You're missing out!.
    I found this months issue worth it, for the articles by Cyril Bateman and
    Ian Hickman.
    I'd also think that most magazines couldn't survive without their circuit
    ideas sections. (I think EDN even admit it somewhere on their website.)
    But, I agree many of the "ideas" that turn up are really grade #1, naff).

  14. I read in that Martin Brown <|||newspam|||@nezumi
    But it's 90% PIC still, isn't it?
  15. Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor Guest

    What happened to ETI ?

  16. Occasionally EPE does seem to have some reasonable articles
    and projects, but yes it is very PIC-centric. Some of the
    projects are a bit too basic ( PIC powered egg timer et al ).
    Elektor Electronics has better projects and a better spread
    of micros.

  17. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    More like 50%. But despite their popular home constructor target
    audience they still have occasional excellent review and constructional
    articles - the last one that stands out for me was a nice design for a
    very sensitive data logging seismograph. I expect it used a PIC

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