New York, NYVishay Intertechnology's wet tantalum high-energy capacitor was rated the most popular product for 2007. The HE3 capacitor is touted as having the highest capacitance of any similar device on the market, achieving a capacitance range of 3300 µF to 72000 µF and exhibiting low ESR of 0.035 ohms at 25°C and 1 kHz.
Still, readers were generally most interested in test and measurement products. Powerful spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes made their debut, with Link Instruments' battery-powered, 100-MHz spectrum analyzer leading the way. The PC-based oscilloscope connects to Windows using USB 2.0. LeCroy also generated a lot of interest with its mixed-signal oscilloscope for embedded system design and debug.
eeProductCenter's top 10 products for 2007
1: High-energy capacitor achieves ultra-high capacitance