2014 ECN Impact Awards Finalists

We are happy to announce the following finalists for the 2014 ECN Impact Awards.  

Boards, Modules and Embedded Systems: BeagleBone Black

Agilent Technologies SA: Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer

Nimbelink LLC: Skywire

LSI Corporation: Syncro CS 9271-8i, powered by MegaRAID

General Electric Company: GE SlimLynx™

Spansion Inc.: Spansion FM4 Family of Microcontrollers 

Cooling and Thermal Management:

JARO Thermal: Three-Phase “Motor to DC” Cooling Fan

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

EAO Corporation: Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switch

BEI Kimco Magnetics LLC: Smart Voice Coil Actuator LAS28-53-00A

Kollmorgen Corporation: AKMH™ Stainless Steel Servo Motor

APEM, Inc. (CH Products): APEM, Inc.’s TS Series Thumbstick


Bud Industries, Inc.: Board-ganizer™

OKW Enclosures: BIOGRADE® SOFT-CASE enclosures

Integra Enclosures: Genesis Enclosure

Integrated Circuits:

Inphi Corporation: IN3214SZ Quad Linear Driver

Precision Measurement Technology (PMT)/ACAM: PicoCap - PCap02

Linear Technology: LTC®2378-20

ON Semiconductor: Ezairo® 7100

ams AG: AS3435/15 Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) solutions for stereo headsets; AS8506 Cell Monitor and Balancer IC

Microchip Technology Inc.: MCP19111

Analog Devices, Inc.: ADSP-CM40x Mixed-signal Control Processor

Microwave and RF

Anaren, Inc.: AIR module with Bluetooth® Smart

Freescale Semiconductor: MMDS20254H ADAM

Humavox LTD: ETERNA™ Wireless Power Platform Technology

Nordic Semiconductor ASA: nRF51822 Bluetooth® low energy and proprietary 2.4GHz SoC (System-on-Chip)

Analog Devices, Inc.: AD9361 Agile RF Transceiver


Power Technology, Inc.: Concerto

Ocular LCD, Inc.: Crystal Touch PCAP Touch Panels Designed for Outdoor and Marine Applications

Packaging and Interconnects:

TE Connectivity: Power Triple Lock (PTL); Pivot Power RJ45 Connector

HARTING, Inc. of North America: PushPull

Harwin Inc.: Harwin Gecko (G125 Series)

W.L. Gore & Associates: Gore ZQA Low-Profile Right-Angle Connector

Power Sources and Conditioning

International Rectifier: IR3847 SupIRbuck Voltage Regulator

Acopian Power Supplies: Programmable 1U 750W AC-DC Power Supply Family

Ericsson: PKM-NH Platform

API Technologies: Tactical Power Supply

Vishay Precision Group, Inc.: Vishay Foil Resistors VCS331Z, VCS332Z, VFP4Z, and CSNG Series

EPOCOS, Inc.: EPCOS CeraLink™ Capacitor

Linear Technology: LT8614

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.: Massive Electro-Pyrotechnic Igniter Chip (MEPIC)

EMCO High Voltage Corporation: CB Series

IXYS Corporation : 4500V Power MOSFETs


Cognex Corporation: DS1000 Series

Hillcrest Labs: SH-1 Sensor Hub

Freescale Semiconductor: FXLC95000CL: Xtrinsic Intelligent Motion-Sensing Platform

ConnectSense: ConnectSense

ams AG: TMD3782

Solid State Lighting

Cree, Inc.: Cree XLamp® CXA1520 High-Density LED Array

LED Engin: LuxiTune™ Intelligent LED Light Engine

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT): Bi-Directional Lightguide

TE Connectivity: LUMAWISE Z50 LED Holder

Test and Measurement:

Tektronix: Tektronix AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Agilent Technologies, Inc.: Agilent x1149 Boundary Scan Analyzer

Test Equipment Plus: Signal Hound BB60A Real-time Spectrum Analzyers

Keithley Instruments, Inc.: Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument

TÜV Rheinland: ZigBee® Test Harness Application Tool™

Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs:

Altium, Inc.: Altium Designer 2014

Microchip Technology Inc.: MPLAB® Harmony

Agilent Technologies SA: Agilent U5340A FPGA Development Kit for High-Speed

Maxim Integrated: Corona

Freescale Semiconductor : Freescale Freedom Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors 

Contract Manufacturer Innovation:

Mars International: Mars International

API Technologies: Medical EMS

Distributor Innovation:

Newark element14: Newark element14

Mouser Electronics: Applications & Technologies Sites

Digi-Key Corporation: Online Design Tools

Education Innovation

Mouser Electronics: STEM Initiatives

National Instruments: NI myRIO

Green Technology:

SYSPRO: SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning Software

ABB Inc.: Terra 53 Multistandard EV Fast Charger

IXYS Corporation: Mini Surface Mount Power Device (SMPD) Package Technology

Market Disrupter:

TruTag Technologies, Inc.: TruTag product authentication solution

PLX Technology: ExpressFabric

Humavox Ltd.: ETERNA™ Wireless Power Platform Technology

Digi-Key Corporation: Hybrid Model

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation : PE42820 RF switch


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