Staff editors selected the award winners for the best technology, products and standards, while readers selected the best Ideas for Design published in the past 12 months. Readers also selected the Hall of Fame inductees from a list created by the editorial staff.
“We rely on the expertise of our staff and contributing editors to ferret out the best of the many new technologies, products and standards that we have seen and wrote about over the past 12 months,” said Editor-in-Chief Joe Desposito. “These guys are in the trenches every day covering this industry and they know about all the great new innovations that have been introduced in the last year.”
The Best Electronic Design awards are segmented into editorial “beats” as well as vertical markets, such as industrial and medical. The editors are free to choose what they consider to be the best in these areas. The staff editors include Don Tuite for analog and power, Lou Frenzel for communications, David Maliniak for EDA and test and measurement, Bill Wong for digital and embedded and Mat Dirjish for components.
In the vertical markets, Desposito selected the automotive winners, Frenzel the industrial winners, Tuite the medical winners, and Bill Wong the winners for Computers and Consumer Electronics.
All winners are listed below with links to the articles that appeared in the December 8, 2011 issue of Electronic Design. Winners receive a Best Electronic Design crystal trophy, as well as a logo that they can post on their own Web site.
2011 Best Electronic Design Winners
• Analog Devices
ADIS16407 inertial measurement unit
• Neul and Carlson Wireless
Commercial white space products for rural broadband and M2M wireless applications
MDO4000 mixed-domain oscilloscope
• Agilent Technologies
M8190A arbitrary waveform generator
Model 4225-PMU I-V module
• Vishay Precision Group
HTH series resistors
• TDK Lambda
GWS250 series 250-W, green ac-dc power supplies
OV10810 CMOS image sensor
• XL Hybrids
Commercial vehicle power conversion technology
• Samsung and Planar
SM’ART Gallery Panels
LMH6 LED module
OSLON Black Flat and OSTAR Headlamp Pro LED
• Linear Technology
LTC6803 EV battery monitoring chip
• Diodes Inc.
Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) family for automotive use
• Analog Devices
ADAS1000 electrocardiogram front end
• Texas Instruments
ADS1298R electrocardiogram front end
Profiles of these exceptional engineers and their outstanding contributions can be found by clicking http://electronicdesign.com/departments/halloffame.aspx.