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Rarely Asked Questions – Issue 97, September 2013

EngineerZone Makes Getting Answers a Breeze

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Q: I have a problem that hasn’t been covered anywhere. Where can I go to get my tough design questions answered?

A: Some readers use the link at the end of each RAQ, but other choices, such as EngineerZone may be a better choice for getting prompt, courteous answers to your questions. In the monthly RAQs column, we share stories, emails, and anecdotes from our personal experiences with our customers (names changed to protect the innocent). In EngineerZone, however, you get to ask your own questions, whether they be asked rarely, infrequently, or even frequently.

EngineerZone is ADI’s online technical support community. It covers a wide range of topics, from amplifiers and converters to DSP and RF… and everything in between. It’s easy to use; simply sign up for a myAnalog account. This takes about three minutes, and allows you to receive product updates, notifications, and newsletters from Analog Devices, should you choose.

After you complete the signup process, click on EngineerZone from ADI’s home page or bookmark and use the quick link www.analog.com/EngineerZone. Once on the EngineerZone site, you’ll find opportunities to explore numerous electronic lands. Describing it as an online amusement park may be a bit of a stretch, but it is fun, with lots to see and do. A short video tells you how to get started.

Many engineers face similar problems, so many of your questions have probably already been answered. EngineerZone allows you to search for answers or browse communities to read what your colleagues have asked and discussed. You can also answer questions from other users or add your own comments.

Or, using the “Create” button, you can share your thoughts, start a conversation, or post your own question. Analog Devices product experts normally answer questions very quickly, sometimes within minutes of posting.

On EngineerZone, you’ll also find the popular Analog Dialogue Blog, other Analog Devices communities, videos, and a host of other tools and resources. There’s even an app for a mobile version of EngineerZone, so you’ll never be far from getting your questions answered. The Expert Leaderboard, which provides an opportunity to stand out among your peers, lists frequent contributors to the site, along with the number of questions they’ve answered, points they’ve earned, and likes they’ve received from other readers.

As we say in New England, EngineerZone is a “wicked good” place to find answers to your questions. So what are you waiting for? Get your questions answered right away. We’ll see you in the Engineer Zone today… and hopefully see your name on the Expert Leaderboard soon!

Author
john_ardizzoni  John Ardizzoni [john.ardizzoni@analog.com] is a technical product manager in the High Speed Linear group. John joined Analog Devices in 2002, received his BSEE from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and has over 30 years experience in the electronics industry.

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