Ultimate Products of the year

Here is a list of the most significant products introduced in the past 12 months, chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter. Electronic balloting was conducted quarterly, based on a list of 10 nominees submitted to readers by expert editors.

Analog ICs:

Alliance Semiconductor Corp.
ASM3P2853A frequency clock generator

Ethertouch Ltd.
AD7103 ASIC sensing chip

Linear Technology Corp.
LTC225x A/D converter family

Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
MAX9217 serializer and MAX9218 deserializer

National Semiconductor Corp.
LMP7711, LMP7701, LPV511, LMV791, LMV651 and LPV7215 op amps

Texas Instruments Inc.
TPA3200D1 Class-D digital amplifier

Interconnect, passives and electromechanical products:

Avago Technologies Pte.
ADNS-3040 LED-based optical mouse sensor

Avago Technologies Pte.
ADNS-6010 laser navigation sensor

Avago Technologies Pte. and Lumileds Lighting LLC
Envisium Power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
HPC series surface-mount power resistors

Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc.
2.2-microfarad multilayer ceramic capacitor


Excelsys Technologies Ltd.
Xcite series of ac/dc power supplies

Infineon Technologies AG
CoolMOS CS Server power MOSFETs

Potentia Semiconductor Corp.
PS-2606 power system controller IC

Texas Instruments Inc.
TPS40100 synchronous dc/dc buck controller with margining functions

Valence Technology Inc.
IFR18650p lithium-ion power cell

Valere Power Inc.
Line Power Solutions battery backup systems


Anadigics Inc.
AWT6310 and AWT6314 dual-band InGaP power amplifiers

Analog Devices Inc.
Othello-G radio chip for GSM/GPRS communications

California Eastern Laboratories
UPG2151T5K GaAs switch IC

Microtune Inc.
MT2260 dual-band, ultralow-power tuner

Texas Instruments Inc.
Dolphin wireless UART chip set for frequency-hopping spread-spectrum systems

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
ZL10039 device single-chip satellite tuner


Agilent Technologies Inc.
6000 Series 100-MHz portable oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies Inc.
6000 Series 100-MHz portable oscilloscopes (additional models)

USBee AX-Standard, AX-Plus and AX-Pro programmable oscilloscope test pod

Fiberbyte Pty. Ltd.
USB-inSync data-acquisition modules

LeCroy Corp.
WaveExpert 9000 and SDA 100G 100-GHz-bandwidth oscilloscopes

Tektronix Inc.
TDS6000C and P7313 real-time oscilloscope and Z-Active probe

Logic, interface and programmable logic:

Altera Corp.
Cyclone II EP2C70 field-programmable gate array

Altera Corp.
FPGA-based video-over-IP reference design

Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc.
CoDeveloper C-to-hardware design tool for Virtex-4

Lattice Semiconductor Corp.
Mentor Graphics Precision RTL synthesis tool

Orange Tree Technologies Ltd.
SystemCrafter Package for SystemC development work

Xilinx Inc.
Virtex-4 FX20 and FX60 field-programmable gate arrays

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