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[November 26, 2012]
UBM Tech Reports the 2012 EDN Magazine Hot 10004003009
Nov 26, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- UBM Tech announced the 2012 EDN Magazine Hot 100, the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
In a release, the Company noted that the technologies range from ICs and components, to software, test instruments, development tools, and sensors.
"It's always a fun and enlightening challenge for the EDN editors to select the year's Hot 100 products, which has been an annual tradition at EDN since 1993. This year's selection not only reflects some technology trends that have been in place for a while, but also highlights some new trends that are just emerging, as well as a unique product or two that is in a class of its own," said Rich Pell, Executive and Chief Technical Editor, EDN.
Trends include: -An ongoing emphasis on low power and power-efficient solutions, reflecting the use of mobile products and power conservation concerns -The same for wireless communications - whether Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, ZigBee, or something else, more and more end products are becoming connected as we move toward the Internet of Things -An increasing emphasis on security in all areas - mobile, automotive, smart meter - reflecting the increasing move toward smart connected products in virtually all industries and applications -Health and fitness-targeted devices are on the rise, reflecting a trend toward tech-enabled personal health products - both mobile and in the home -Some of the predictions made by Nikola Tesla a century ago about wireless power are finally becoming reality, as we are seeing more devices aimed at allowing end products to be powered or charged without needing wires or cables Winners include: Analog Freescale Semiconductor - MC33813 and MC33814 electronic engine control Ics Texas Instruments - LMH6881 and LMH6882 programmable differential amplifiers Analog Devices - AD8237 zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier Texas Instruments - AFE4300 weigh scale and body composition AFE Analog Devices - AD8232 heart-rate monitor AFE Maxim Integrated Products - Analog/mixed-signal peripheral modules for FPGAs Maxim Integrated Products - Zeus smart meter SoC NXP Semiconductors - TFA9887 3.7W audio system Touchstone Semiconductor - TS12011 and TS12012 op amp/comparator/reference combo ICs Microchip Technology - MCP47A1 DAC Linear Technology - LTC4366 floating surge stopper IC Boards and Development Tools Gumstix - Waysmall Silverlode computer Via Technologies - Android PC Kontron - KTT30/mITX Mini-ITX motherboard ADLINK Technology - CoreModule 720 PC/104-Plus SBC Microchip Technology - RN-131 and RN-171 PICtail/PICtail Plus Wi-Fi development boards Terasic - TR5-Lite, DE5-NET, and TR5-F40W FPGA development boards Texas Instruments - TMDSEVM6657L and TMDSEVM6657LE TMS320C665x DSP evaluation modules Energy Micro - EFM32-GGSTK3700 and EFM32LG-STK3600 EFM32 starter kits STMicroelectronics - STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit Texas Instruments - Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad evaluation kit Microchip Technology - MPLAB XC C compilers Communications and Networking Linear Technology - SmartMesh LTC5800 SoC and LTP5900 module families B&B Electronics - SPECTRE 3G cellular router Broadcom - XLP 200-Series multicore communications processors Texas Instruments - Thunderbolt interface support chipset family Components Ioxus - iCAP 3,000 Farad ultracapacitor Murata Electronics - LXWS series wireless power transmission module STMicroelectronics - SuperMESH 5 power MOSFETs Servoflo Corp. - MP-6 Series micropumps Clare - CPC1540 optically isolated solid state relay ROHM Semiconductor - SCH2080KE SiC Power MOSFET Cellergy - CLC series supercapacitors AEM Components - AirMatrix 2410 surface-mount electronic fuses Vishay Intertechnology - Draloric VSGR 20kW power resistor EDA/IP Xilinx - Vivado Design Suite Digital Core Design - DoCD debugging system ARM - ARM Development Studio 5 Community Edition (CE) Apache Design - RTL Power Model Triad Semiconductor - ViaDesigner Memory and Storage Netlist - HyperCloud HCDIMM Microchip Technology - 23A1024/23LC1024, 23A512/23LC512, 23LCV51/23LCV1024 serial SRAM family Kingston Digital - DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash drive Toshiba America Electronic Components - TransMemory-EX series USB flash memory products Micron Technology - DDR4 DRAM module Microcontrollers and Processors Atmel - ATF697FF rad-hard microprocessor Digital Core Design - DQ80251 80C51 CPU Freescale Semiconductor - Kinetis K70 microcontrollers Infineon Technologies - AUDO MAX Secure Hardware Extension 32-bit microcontrollers Microchip Technology - MGC3130 electrical-field-based 3D gesture controller MIPS Technologies - proAptiv, interAptiv and microAptiv microprocessor cores STMicroelectronics - STM32 F3 series microcontrollers Texas Instruments - C2000 Piccolo TMS320F2802x microcontrollers ams - AS3421 and AS3422 single-chip ANC solutions Optoelectronics and Lighting Control Linear Technology - LT3763 synchronous buck LED driver controller Texas Instruments - LM3463 six-channel LED driver STMicroelectronics - LBP01 bypass protection switch Cree - XLamp XP-E2 LED iWatt - iW3616 and iW3617 LED drivers XIMEA - MQ series industrial machine vision cameras Vishay Intertechnology - VLMx1500-GS08 series ultra-bright LEDs Vishay Intertechnology - VSMY7852X01 and VSMY7850X01 IR emitters California Eastern Laboratories - NV4V31MF blue-violet laser diode Power Vicor - Picor PI33XX Cool-Power ZVS buck regulators TDK-Lambda - HWS-L/BAT series power supplies Ultra Volt - PXS Series ultra-small high-voltage power supplies Texas Instruments - TPS81256 boost converter module Outback Power - Radian Series GS7048E Inverter/Charger International Rectifier - Ultrabook Vcore power management solutions Linear Technology - LT3504 quad step-down DC/DC converter ON Semiconductor - NCP1851 Li-Ion switching battery charger CUI - NDM2P POL modules Renesas Electronics - NFC wireless charging system Power Integrations - LinkSwitch-HP off-line switcher ICs Programmable Logic Lattice Semiconductor - LatticeECP4 FPGAs Microsemi - SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA Altera - Arria V GZ FPGAs Xilinx - H580T heterogeneous 3D FPGA RF/Microwave Silicon Labs - Si477x AM/FM receivers Microchip Technology - PIC12LF1840T48A MCU/RF transmitter Epiq Solutions - Matchstiq SDR Linear Technology - LTC5585 I/Q demodulator NXP Semiconductors - BGU700x GPS LNAs Stonestreet One - Bluetooth Smart module Telit Wireless Solutions - Jupiter SE880 GPS receiver module Sensors ams - AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC Analog Devices - ADMP504 MEMS microphone Semtech Corp. - SX9300 capacitive proximity sensor Freescale Semiconductor - Xtrinsic FXOS8700CQ six-axis sensor STMicroelectronics - LSM303D e-compass module Sensirion - SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor Test and Measurement National Instruments - PXIe-5644R RF vector signal transceiver Rohde and Schwarz - Model ESR EMI Test Receiver Teledyne LeCroy - HDO oscilloscope family Keithley Instruments - Model 2657A high-voltage, high-power SMU Bloomy Controls - Headless ATE system Oscium - LogiScope logic analyzer for iPad/iPhone Rigol Technologies - DS4000 series digital oscilloscope Tektronix - THS3000 series of handheld oscilloscopes Agilent Technologies - 1000B Series oscilloscopes The complete list of EDN's Hot 100 products can be found within the Dec. 14, issue of EDN Magazine.
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