Top ten products for Q1 2008

RF components dominate in the first quarter of 2008 with National Instruments' RF power meter rated as the top product. The 6-GHz NI USB-5680 power meter is the company's first USB-controlled true RMS RF power meter for automated test, measurement and monitoring applications packaged in a small footprint of 8.5 x 3.0 x 5.6 cm (3.35 x 1.18 x 2.2 in.). In automated test applications, the small size frees up rack space without sacrificing performance.

Along with RF components, design engineers were also interested in small packaging and high integration. Several highly integrated products were ranked among the top 10 including a 12-bit 3D comb video decoder, Bluetooth/FM radio SoC, DVB-T SoC, AM/FM radio receivers, and a DTV chip that are all aimed at making a designer's life a little easier.

Here are eeProductCenter's top ten products in the first quarter of 2008.

1. RF power meter combines measurement accuracy with small size

2. Video decoder delivers crisper HD images for TVs, DVRs, AV receivers

3. PCIe peripheral controller delivers flexible connectivity options

4. Bluetooth/FM radio combo chip saves space, cost

5. Xilinx delivers small-form-factor FPGAs

6. Marvell to demo consumer and communications silicon at CES

7. DVB-T chip integrates demodulator and decoder

8. AM/FM radio receivers cover weather band frequencies

9. Highly integrated DTV chip supports worldwide standards

10. Tuner covers AM/FM frequencies worldwide

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