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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: ABB, Inc. wins for Green Technology

May 30, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Terra 53 Multistandard EV Fast Charger from ABB (Switzerland) is their flagship 50 kW DC fast charging station, meeting both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. ABB has led the market as the first manufacturer in the world to meet both standards in a single charging unit....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: JARO Thermal wins for Cooling and Thermal Management

May 30, 2014 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Three-Phase (wired) “Motor-to-DC”, sensorless, brushless, low-vibrating, high-efficiency, UL...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Newark element14 wins for Distributer Innovation

May 30, 2014 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Open source hardware allows people the opportunity to control the technology and share their...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: MARS International wins for Contract Manufacture Innovation

May 29, 2014 1:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MARS International (Piscataway, NJ) is a full service global contract manufacturer with a proven...

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: API Technologies wins for Contract Manufacturer Innovation

May 29, 2014 1:45 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Contract manufacturing at API Technologies combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to deliver quality and service. In 2013, the company added ISO 13485:2003 medical certification, an internationally recognized standard that prescribes consistent processes....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: LSI Corporation wins for Boards and Modules

May 28, 2014 12:57 pm | Lsi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Syncro CS from LSI Corporation (San Jose, CA) provides administrators with MegaRAID RAID 5, 6 data protection in the event of a drive failure. In the event of a server failure, Syncro CS delivers shared storage and failover, keeping applications up and running....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Agilent Technologies wins for Boards and Modules

May 28, 2014 12:51 pm | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer with on-board signal processing is a compact dual-channel PCIe Digitizer, sampling up to 3.2 GS/s. It delivers unprecedented analog fidelity, high effective number of bits, and very low noise, according to Agilent....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Keithley wins for Test and Measurement

May 28, 2014 12:43 pm | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument from Keithley (Cleveland, OH) includes a touchscreen graphical user interface and offers 5-inch, full-color touchscreen and icon-based menu structure allow for intuitive user interaction and speed test configuration by eliminating cumbersome multi-layer menus....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Signal Hound wins for Test and Measurement

May 27, 2014 3:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The BB60A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer / RF Recorder from Signal Hound (La Center, WA) is powered and controlled solely over USB 3.0 link and a PC with an Intel Core i7 processor. The BB60A circumvents the traditional need for a processor, display, keyboard, and power supply by using a PC....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: LED Engin wins for Solid-State Lighting

May 27, 2014 3:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The first intelligent, compact, single-emitter light engine from LED Engin delivers directional light with halogen-style dimming, hugging the black body curve from 3000K down to1800K. Luminous flux is 1100 lumens, equivalent to a 60W halogen lamp....

May 15 2014: ECN IMPACT Awards

May 27, 2014 9:28 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In our May 15 issue, ECN is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards. These 27 winners represent the products, services, and companies that changed the design engineering landscape in 2013. David Mantey, ECN’s Editor-in-chief, offers his congratulations to the winners and finalists of this prestigious award and writes about the award ceremony on May 6 in his Editor’s View note.

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Microchip Technology Inc. wins for Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs

May 23, 2014 12:05 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip's (Chandler, AZ) MPLAB Harmony incorporates a 32-bit microcontroller firmware development framework which includes the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Freescale Semiconductor wins for Sensors

May 23, 2014 11:55 am | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The FXLC95000CL motion-sensing platform from Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) integrates a MEMS accelerometer and a powerful 32-bit ColdFire V1 CPU associated with 16K RAM and 128K flash memory, a master SPI and I2C bus, and external differential analog inputs....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: OKW Enclosures wins for Enclosures

May 22, 2014 1:54 pm | Okw Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

OKWs SOFT-CASE series of hand held enclosures is now available from stock molded in BIOGRADE bioplastic material. For most applications, this bioplastic material can be used instead of the fossil plastics, such as ABS, which were used until now. Features include ...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: W. L. Gore & Associates wins for Packaging and Interconnects

May 21, 2014 12:35 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Newark, DE) features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications. Features include....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Harwin Inc. wins for Packaging and Interconnects

May 20, 2014 2:00 pm | Harwin, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin’s (Salem, NH) Gecko (G125 series) connectors provide a high reliability, high performance, micro-miniature interconnect solution for cable and PCB applications. They provide a low profile, dual row cable-to- board and board-to-board interconnect solution which is suitable for stacking and cable mating....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Ocular LCD, Inc. wins for Optoelectronics

May 20, 2014 1:47 pm | Ocular LCD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular LCD, Inc. (Dallas, TX) introduces PCAP touch panels specifically designed for outdoor and marine applications. Crystal Touch, Ocular’s premier line of projected capacitive touch panels, provides a robust touch solution with increased optical clarity, durability, and scratch resistance....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: PLX Technology wins for Market Disrupter

May 19, 2014 12:00 pm | Plx Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ExpressFabric from PLX Technology (Sunnyvale, CA) is a highly disruptive technology that replaces Ethernet and other interconnects within the racks of data centers. ExpressFabric gives birth to “green machines” that ultimately eliminate costly and power-hungry adapter cards....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Humavox wins for Market Disrupter

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative Eterna platform from Humavox (Israel) allows manufacturers to implement wireless power in a way that is conducive to the overall user experience of their device. Eterna’s smart charging platform can wirelessly charge all IoT devices. Features include ...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Precision Measurement Technologies, LLC wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 1:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The PCap02 Capacitance to Digital Converter from Precision Measurement Technologies (Clearwater, FL) is designed to provide capacitance measurement of up to 22 bits, over a broad range of capacitance, at update rates to 500 MHz, using as little as 4 microamps of current....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Linear Technology wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 1:06 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The LTC2378-20 from Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) is a 20-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog to digital converter (ADC) designed to sample analog signals with very high precision. The product achieves its state-of-the-art INL performance by implementing a proprietary architecture....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Inphi wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 12:58 pm | Inphi Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The IN3214SZ from Inphi Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is a quad linear driver designed to enable OEMs to implement more complex and flexible modulation formats that are capable of increasing the capacity of the long haul and metro networking infrastructure by up to a factor of four....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Vishay Precision Group wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-high-precision Z-Foil power current sensing resistors from Vishay Precision Group is for applications where rapid ΔR stabilization and resistance stability under transient power conditions are required. Features include low TCR of ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref.....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: API Technologies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:48 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The TPS75 Tactical Power Supply from API Technologies (Orlando, FL) is a tactical, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), 75 Amp, DC power supply specifically designed for powering RF and mobile networks, C4ISR applications, and unmanned systems. Other features include ...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Acopian Power Supplies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:37 pm | Acopian | Product Releases | Comments

AC-DC power supplies from Acopian Power Supplies (Easton, PA) featuring wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A, the 1U format single output voltage power supplies offer 750W of output power. These rack and benchtop modules notably provide high power density....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: EAO Corporation wins for Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

May 9, 2014 1:03 pm | by ECN Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With an improved design to meet an IP67 level of environmental protection, the Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switches from EAO (Shelton, CT) feature optional bright LED illumination and an ergonomic actuator designed to DIN5566-1 standards. The product is also suitable for a wide range of applications....

Humavox Eterna and PLX Technology’s ExpressFabric win 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards in Market Disrupter category

May 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

ECN (www.ecnmag.com) announced Humavox and PLX Technology as the winners of the 2014 IMPACT Award in the category of Market Disrupter, at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on May 6 at the Electronic Distrubution Show (EDS). Humavox won for its Eterna platform for wireless charging of portable and wearable devices....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: NI myRIO wins for Education Innovation

May 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by ECN Staff | National Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The NI myRIO is an embedded hardware device that enables students to learn engineering concepts and design complex systems via a technology that’s based on powerful, industry-standard technology, but designed and priced specifically for the academic audience....

ECN IMPACT Awards honors outstanding achievement in design engineering

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

On Tuesday, May 6th, ECN held its first annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design and headlining a marvelous EDS 2014. The awards recognized the top products and services across 18 categories spanning the design engineering landscape, and in 2013, the industry beheld no shortage of innovation....

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