What are the functions and differences between the various Analog Devices’ websites, such as www.analog.com, www.wiki.analog.com , http://ez.analog.com , and ftp://ftp.analog.com/pub ?
If you are not familiar with these, it can be confusing. Let’s take them one by one.
www.analog.com is the official Analog Devices website where data sheets, application notes, and other official documentation reside. This is where you go to get official data sheets, search for products, request samples, order parts online, etc. Most of the content on analog.com is under our documentation control system.
www.wiki.analog.com is what we call the “wiki”, and is designed to assist designers using Analog Devices products with software and documentation, including HDL interface code, software drivers, and reference project examples for FPGA connectivity. It also contains user guides for many Analog Devices reference designs and evaluation boards to help developers get up and running fast. The wiki allows us to keep software and drivers up to date and lets our application engineers add content and make changes directly.
http://ez.analog.com is our Engineering Zone social media site where you can ask questions about product, evaluation board, or software issues. Analog Devices engineers supply prompt responses. Anyone with a myAnalog account can log on and ask questions. There are a number of interesting blog postings where you can enter into discussions with Analog Devices engineers.
ftp://ftp.analog.com/pub is our public File Transfer Protocol (FTP) directory where many large software files for evaluation boards, etc., are stored. These files are kept up to date by our application engineers. Many of the User Guides provide links to the appropriate files on the FTP site, so there is no need for you to search the directory for them.
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