2010 Reader's Choice Tech Awards - Integrated Circuits
National Semiconductor - LMP8358 zero-drift, programmable instrumentation amplifier with on-chip diagnostics
The LMP8358 uses patented techniques to measure and continuously correct its input offset voltage, eliminating offset drift over time and temperature and the effect of 1/f noise. http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LMP8358.html#Overview
National Semiconductor - PowerWise LM49155 - Uplink Noise Suppression & Downlink SNR Enhancement Analog Audio Subsystem
The PowerWise LM49155 dramatically improves the talker’s voice-signal-to-background-noise ratio while retaining natural speech quality.
National Semiconductor - DS90UB901Q/902Q FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets
The FPD-Link III chipsets improve driver safety and response time by delivering clock, data, and real-time I2C bidirectional control, continuously over a single differential pair. http://www.national.com/analog/automotive/safety
National Semiconductor - LM965XX eight-channel ultrasound transmit/receive chipset
The LM965XX eight-channel ultrasound transmit/receive chipset enables the design of both hand-carried and handheld units that deliver longer battery life and imaging performance comparable to larger console systems. http://www.national.com/analog/medical/ultrasound
National Semiconductor ADC12D1800 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
At 3.6 Giga-samples per second, the ADC12D1800 is 3.6 times faster than any other available 12-bit device.
National Semiconductor SIMPLE SWITCHER LMZEXT Family
The nine rugged but easy-to-use SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules feature an extended operating temperature range and vibration and drop testing for use in harsh environments. http://www.national.com/analog/power/simple_switcher_power_modules#extproducts
National Semiconductor - LM27402 20V Synchronous Buck Controller
The LM27402 is a 20V synchronous buck controller combining a wide input voltage range, integrated high-current gate drivers with adaptive dead-time, inductor DCR current sensing and an on-chip bias supply sub-regulator .
National Semiconductor - LM3464 LED Driver with Dynamic Headroom
The LM3464 is an LED driver with dynamic headroom control that efficiently drives up to four strings of LEDs.
Microchip Technology - PIC12F1822 8-pin, 8-bit microcontroller
The PIC12F1822 microcontroller features include a low pin count and an industry-leading active current.
Silicon Laboratories - Si4010 EZRadio RF transmitter
The Si4010 RF transmitter is the industry’s first single-chip remote control IC requiring only one external bypass capacitor, a printed circuit board, battery and external case with pushbuttons to create a complete wireless remote control.
Fairchild Semiconductor - FSA9280A USB 2.0 Accessory Detection Switch w/ 28V FET
The FSA9280A is a high-performance multimedia switch featuring automatic switching and accessory detection for the USB port.
Linear Technology - LTC4180 Virtual Remote Sense DC/DC Controller
The LT4180 Virtual Remote Sense controller continuously interrogates the line impedance and corrects the power supply output voltage to maintain a steady voltage at the load regardless of current changes. www.linear.com/pr/4180
Fujitsu Semiconductor - MB95R203A MCU
The MB95R203A MCU incorporates 8kb of non-volatile FRAM, featuring ultra-high access speeds and the ability to retain data in memory without power.
Texas Instruments - AM389x Sitara ARM MPUs
The AM389x Sitara ARM MPUs includes a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz, with multiple peripherals including PCIexpress Gen 2, SATA 2.0 and dual DDR2/DDR3 interfaces.
Texas Instruments - C6A8168 Integra DSP + ARM processor
The C6A8168 DSP + ARM processor boasts the fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance up to 1.5 GHz, with a single-core ARM Cortex-A8.
The eight-channel, 24-bit ADS1298 is the first in a family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for patient monitoring, portable and high-end electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG).