We know that finding out about new products and how they can help solve your engineering challenges is important to you. But studies show that the activity cycle of the typical engineer is speeding up—which means you have about half the time now to do approximately double the work, which leaves little time to search for information or find out about anything new.
So here at Design News, we want to make it really easy for you to get the information you need to do your job. That's why we created this special supplement, called Electronics Trend Watch. Inside, you'll find coverage of all of the hottest new electronics products. From analog ICs to passive components to power sources, we've pulled together information on the "don't miss trends" that will have the greatest impact on engineering in the coming year. All in a highly graphical, quick-read format that includes links to additional information online.
Cover to cover, this issue is chock-full of all of the hottest trends in electronics—from the latest crop of "digital friendly" analog ICs and new small-form-factor connectors to new power source technology that promises to extend run time of portable electronic devices. Check out the table of contents on page 3 for the entire list of topics in this issue.
With its forward-looking view of the electronics world, we're sure this is an issue you'll want to keep handy as a reference all year long. Better yet, you can view all of the content at http://rbi.ims.ca/4416-731, where you can simply click on the embedded links to access additional information. Be sure and bookmark that page because we'll be updating the site every month with content from the Trend Watch section that appears in each issue of the magazine.
And for next year, we are extending the series to include Trend Watch Motion Control/Automation and Trend Watch Materials/Fastening, Joining, & Assembly. Drop me a line at the email address below and let me know what you think about Trend Watch. I'd love to get your feedback and hear more about the kinds of things you'd like to see us cover in the future.