December 9, 2010 (New York, NY): Winners of the best technology, products and standards for 2010 were announced today in Electronic Design’s annual Best Electronic Design issue. Also announced are the year's best Ideas For Design and six new inductees into the Engineering Hall of Fame, which the publication founded in 2002.
Staff and contributing editors selected the award winners for the best technology, products and standards, while readers selected the best Ideas for Design published in the past 12 months. Readers also selected the Hall of Fame inductees from a list created by the editorial staff.
“We rely on the expertise of our staff and contributing editors to ferret out the best of the many new technologies, products and standards that we have seen and wrote about over the past 12 months,” said Editor-in-Chief Joe Desposito. “These guys are in the trenches every day covering this industry and they know about all the great new innovations that have been introduced in the last year.”
The Best Electronic Design awards are segmented into editorial “beats” as well as vertical markets, such as industrial and medical. The editors are free to choose what they consider to be the best in these areas. The staff editors include Don Tuite for analog and power, Lou Frenzel for communications, David Maliniak for EDA and test and measurement, Bill Wong for digital and embedded and Mat Dirjish for components.
Contributing Editor Roger Allan selected winners in the industrial and medical spaces, while Contributing Editor Randy Frank selected the automotive winners. Staff Editor Wong selected winners in computers, military and aerospace, and consumer electronics.
All winners are listed below with links to the articles that appeared in the December 9, 2010 issue of Electronic Design. Winners receive a Best Electronic Design logo, which they can post on their own Web site.
2010 Best Electronic Design Winners
Analog & Mixed Signal
The SLOC (Security Link over Coax) and MegaQ chip solution
WEBENCH LED Architect
IEEE and Broadcom
Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az standard and Broadcom portfolio
PC333 multicore femtocell (baseband) on a chip SoC
LPC4000 dual core microcontroller
Atom Processor E600 Series
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Laker Custom IC layout system
Design, Verification and Implementation Environment
Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System 9.1
Static Timing Analyzers
Magma Design Automation
Tekton static timing analyzer
Test & Measurement
Oscilloscopes - TIE
Infinium 90000 X-Series
NI PXIe-5630 Vector Network Analyzer
DC-AX2000/RTAX2000S-01 Actel device converter
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Military & Aerospace
AUIRF7738L2 and AUIRF7737L2 Automotive DirectFET2
DS90UH925Q serializer and DS90UH926Q deserializer
TDA7850LV audio power amplifier
Ventillium MEMS HVAC valve from for industrial cooling and heating applications
Autofocus beamforming technology from for medical ultrasound imaging
Hard Disk Drive
Encrypted enterprise drives
Solid State Storage
WarpDrive SLP-300 Solid State PCI Express drive
Big Bang Fuzion
Best Ideas For Design
Build Your Own Ultra-Low-Cost DC-DC Converter by Dwayne Reid
Simple Current Limiter Protects Open-Collector Circuit by Vishwas Vaidya
Non-Inverting Level Shifter Requires Only One Op Amp, One Supply Voltage by Erik Matlin
Engineering Hall of Fame
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry for the first use of binary digits to represent data and performs calculations electronically; Gordon Bell for his work with minicomputers and microcomputers; B. Jayant Baliga and the RCA team of Hans W. Becke and Carl F. Wheatley for functional integration of metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) technology and bipolar physics, inspiring the insulated gate bipolar transistor; and engineers who helped win World War II, Melville Eastham for military research and developing LORAN and Russell and Sigurd Varian’s for the klystron that miniaturized early radar systems enabling the allies to fight German U-boats and airplanes that ruled the North Atlantic.
Profiles of these exceptional engineers and their outstanding contributions can be found by clicking here.