2010 Reader's Choice Tech Awards - WINNERS
ECN proudly presents the winners of the 2010 Reader's Choice Tech Awards! Congratulations to the winners and to all who were nominated!
Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems
Texas Instruments - MSP430 MCU Value Line and LaunchPad Development Kit
LaunchPad is TI’s simple, yet thorough, introduction to 16-bit MCU development, offering all of the hardware and software a developer needs to get started.
TT electronics BI Technologies - RB/RBM precision turns-counting dial
The Model RB/RBM Series 1-13/16” diameter turns counting dial has the capability to count up to 15 turns, and features superior turning tightness with an improved locking mechanism. http://www.bitechnologies.com/pdfs/BI690%20RBM_Series_Turns_Counting_Dial_PR.pdf
Microchip Technology - PIC12F1822 8-pin, 8-bit microcontroller
The PIC12F1822 microcontroller features include a low pin count and an industry-leading active current.
Optoelectronics and Displays
Cree - Xlamp MPL
The XLamp MP-L EasyWhite LED offers the performance, color consistency and lumen density to displace conventional light sources, in a 12 mm x 13 mm package.
Packaging and Interconnects - It's a tie!
Conec - Solid-body D-sub connector series
The water-resistant solid-body D-sub connector system developed by CONEC is intended for applications where dust and water are factors.
MPD - Battery Gliders for CR2450 lithium cells
Battery gliders combine the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin-cell battery holders.
Passive & Discrete Devices
Fairchild Semiconductor – FDMC7660 30V N-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET
The 30V N-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET is best used for Power Management and load-switching applications that are common in portable battery packs or notebook computers.
Texas Instruments - NexFET Power Block CSD86350Q5D
The CSD86350Q5D NexFET power block is an optimized design for synchronous buck applications offering high current, high efficiency, and high frequency capability in a small 5-mm × 6-mm outline.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors SFH 5712 digital ambient light sensor
The SFH 5712 is a low-voltage digital ambient light sensor that detects ambient light with a relative sensitivity matching the human eye and delivers high speed data rates of up to 3.4 MHz.
Test & Measurement
Agilent Technologies - DSA93204A 32-GHz Infiniium Oscilloscope
The DSA93204A is presented as the highest bandwidth real-time oscilloscope that measures rise times as fast as 12.4pS (10/90) with transistor cutoff frequencies in excess of 200 GHz.
Microchip Technology - nanoWatt XLP Microcontrollers
Three of nanoWatt XLP Technology’s key advantages are: Sleep currents down to 20 nA, Real-Time Clock currents down to 500 nA, and Watchdog Timer currents down to 400 nA.