Saturday, May 4, 2013

Minutify: A new excellent weblog for electrical engineers

Our friends have recently informed us that they have started building a weblog for electrical engineers. The weblog is called Minutify.

The purpose of this weblog is to publish blog posts from experts in the electrical engineering field, both from industry and academia. The blog posts are going to be short so that a reader can read them in minutes (hence the name Minutify), and also the purpose of each post is to teach an important electrical engineering concept in an easy way.

As of now we can see that there are five categories that post will be published on, and they are: Analog, ASIC, Communications, DSP, and RF.

So far there are four post on the weblog, which are:

  • SNR and ENOB in Analog-to-Digital Converters: This blog post explains the relationship between the signal-to-noise ratio and effective-number of bits in an ADC. It also shows that in practice the relationship is also a function of peak-to-average power ratio of the input signal.
  • Symbol error rate calculations for PAM and QAM: This post takes a look at the relation between SNR and symbol error rate, it also explains what rate-normalized SNR is and how to use it for calculation of PAM and QAM symbol error rate.
  • Genetic Algorithm for search and optimization: This posts in a very simple language explains what the Genetic algorithm is, and how it is used in search and optimization, It also explains the concept with a simple example and MATLAB code.
  • 36 great Electrical Engineering books: This is a list of essential electrical engineering books from the best authors. It covers a vast area of electrical engineering, from communication systems, to coding theory, to microelectronics. 

By reading these posts so far it looks like this is a great weblog for electrical engineering students and also engineers working in this field, we highly recommend this website, and we wish the best of luck for our friends who are trying to put together what looks to be a fantastic resource for all electrical engineers.

No comments:

Post a Comment