Electronic Design

Best Of The Best: Kudos You Deserve

It's about time you got the recognition you deserve! You feel you're working longer hours on more complex projects, with tighter deadlines—while getting less respect. At Electronic Design, our goal is to help you keep up with your demanding world. With this special issue, we want to help you sit back and enjoy kudos for the significant accomplishments you've made over the year. The goal of this BEST Electronic Design issue is to recognize some of the year's electronic engineering achievements, as well as the advances in the technology behind those winning designs. Highlights include:

EDITOR'S CHOICE
The issue opens with our editors' Best of the Year columns. Our tech editors pick the milestone technologies that raised the bar within their individual technology beats, from Analog to Test. Perhaps you're already designing-in some of these new technologies. If not, here's a chance to consider the "best" as seen by a group of engineering editors with a sweeping vantage point on what's happening in new technologies.

EE YEARBOOK
A recap of 2005 tailored specially for electronic designers, check out the "Year in Review" essay from Ron Schneiderman and Roger Engelke. We review the high points and electronics happenings that set 2005 apart, in an age when headlines and electronics advances are often one and the same. Look here for your high-profile engineering achievements as well as some entertaining electronics trivia.

BEST DESIGNS OF THE YEAR
We shine the spotlight on your design accomplishments, as our editors pick the best electronics designs in the top vertical markets: automotive, communications, computers, consumer, industrial, and medical. Readers nominated the designs, and our editors chose the winners. Congratulations to all of you creating the best!

BIGGEST LEAPS
As loyal readers, you know that in every issue we pick "Leapfrog" technologies that represent the greatest advances in the electronics marketplace. We compiled a list of the year's Leapfrogs (September 2004 to September 2005) and asked you to vote online as to which you thought was the most significant technology of the year. Then we jumped back to see how the winning technology is being applied in the market.

READERS' CHOICE
Design Briefs (design ideas submitted by readers) are one of your favorite departments, so we asked readers to go online and pick the best briefs of the last year (September 2004 to September 2005). Here's a recap of the top briefs. This new " contest" gives you one more reason to keep those submissions coming!

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