Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Product Design & Development Review

Product Design & Development magazine
Score: 3.8 / 5
Difficulty: 2.5 / 5

Product Design & Development magazine usually has one or two interesting articles, and the rest of it is ads and advertorials.This isn't really the type of magazine you read for the articles if you know what I mean... Every issue has at least one product listed that I had never even thought to look for that could definitely be useful for a project.
For example, I found the LSI/CSI 32-Bit Multi-Mode Counter with Serial Interface Part #LS7366R in one issue. I didn't even think to look for an integrated circuit that could interface between a quadrature encoder interface and SPI Bus. Unfortunately I found this after I implemented the same thing with a PIC microcontroller using sampling. They have full issues available online as well.

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