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EDN Hot 100 products

-December 15, 2010

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It may not be as much fun as holiday shopping, but selecting the most innovative and significant product and technology offerings of 2010 is a task our editors enjoy. EDN proudly presents its list of the Hot 100 products that in 2010 heated up the electronics world and grabbed the attention of our editors and our readers.

Click each product's name to link to EDN's original coverage, and for continuous new-product coverage, visit our Product Feed.

Analog

Analog Devices
AD5791 20-bit DAC

Fairchild Semiconductor
FAN739x, high- and low-side gate driver

Intersil
ISL59605 MegaQ video equalizer

Linear Technology Corp
LT6656 low-power voltage reference

Maxim Integrated Products
MAX11210 single-channel, 24-bit ADC

Microchip Technology
MCP4361 quad potentiometer and MCP4362 quad rheostat

National Semiconductor
ADC12D1800 ADC

National Semiconductor
DS92LX2121/2 SERDES

Nuvoton
ISD61S00 audio-chip recorder

Silicon Labs
Si270x class-D audio amplifier

Texas Instruments
OPA1641, dual OPA1642, and quad OPA1644 operational amplifiers

Wolfson Microelectronics
WM8912 audio DAC

Communications and networking

Atheros Communications
AR7400 power-line-networking chip set

Quantenna
QHS600 4x4 MIMO 802.11n chip set

Sigma Designs
CG511x power-line-networking chip set

Summit Semiconductor
FS848 wireless audio transceiver

Components

Cree
XLamp MPL EasyWhite LED

Digi International
iDigi machine-to-machine network management

Diodes Inc
ZXTN26020DMF 20V bipolar transistors

Efficient Power
Conversion Corp GaN power transistors

Infineon
OptiMOS MOSFETs

International Rectifier
iP2010 and iP2011 GaN power transistors

Luminus Devices
UV CBT-120 UV LED

Molex
Helieon LED module

National Semiconductor
Webench LED Architect

Philips Lumileds

Luxeon Rebel LEDs for indoor illumination

Texas Instruments
CSD86350Q5D Power Block synchronous MOSFET halfbridge device

Vishay
SiR880DP FET

Development kits

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA/DSP-development kit

Texas Instruments
LaunchPad development board

EDA

Atrenta
SpyGlass-Physical RTL design-closure-estimation tool

Magma Design Automation
Tekton STA/extraction/Spice environment

Mentor Graphics
Calibre InRoute Olympus routing kernel

Mentor Graphics
SystemC support for Catapult C

Synopsys
DesignWare STAR (self-test-and-repair) ECC IP

Logic analyzers

LeCroy
LogicStudio 16 logic analyzer

Tektronix
TLA6000 midrange logic analyzers

Memory and storage

IM Flash Technologies
25-nm, 3-bit-per-cell MLC NAND-flash memory

Micron Technology
C300 and P300 solid-state drives

PLX Technology
NAS 7820, 7821, and 7825 storage controllers

SandForce
SF-2000 solid-state-drive-controller series

Seagate Technology
Momentus XT hybrid hard-disk drive

Western Digital
Four-platter, 3-Tbyte hard-disk drives

Microcontrollers and processors

AMD

Bobcat Fusion CPU-plus-APU

ARM
Cortex-A15 CPU core

Freescale Semiconductor
Kinetis ARM-based microcontrollers

Intel
Lincroft Atom CPU and Moorestown chip set

Texas Instruments
TMS320C66x fixed- and floating-point cores

Texas Instruments
Integra ARM-based microcontroller-plus-DSP family

Vitesse
VSC7460 Jaguar carrier-Ethernet switch

Multimedia ICs

AMD
Radeon HD 6800 series graphics processors

Zenverge
ZN100, ZN150, and ZN200 audio, video, and DRM transcoders

Oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies
86100D DCA-X (extended) wide-bandwidth equivalent-time-sampling oscilloscope

Rohde & Schwarz
RTO 2-GHz oscilloscopes

Power


Enpirion
EN6300 family of voltage mode synchronous buck dc/dc converters

Fairchild Semiconductor
FAN5365 digitally programmable regulator

Freescale Semiconductor
MCF51EM256 smart-meter IC

Linear Technology Corp
LT4180 virtual remote sense-controller IC

Linear Technology Corp
LTC3108 energy-harvesting boost regulator

National Semiconductor
LMZ series of Simple Switcher modules

National Semiconductor
LM5035C PWM controller

Picor
Cool-Power platform

Powercast
TX91501 transmitter module

Semtech
SC174 and SC173 buck regulators

Silicon Labs
Si8420 isolator

Skinny Bytes
Touchscreen AIO

STMicroelectronics
SPV1001 bypass diode

Teridian
78M6618 power-metering chip

Texas Instruments
TPS7A30 negative-output low-dropout linear regulator

RF

Hittite Microwave
HMC-C070 synthesizer

Marvell
88DE8500 hybrid silicon tuner

Maxim Integrated Products
MAX2042 upconverting and downconverting, double-balanced passive mixer

Peregrine Semiconductor
PE42662 SP6T (single-pole/six-throw) RF switch

Peregrine Semiconductor
PE42440 SP4T (single-pole/four-throw) RF switch

Radiometrix
TXL2/RXL2 9600-baud RF modem

RFMD
RF3931 GaN unmatched power transistors

Scintera Networks
SC1887 adaptive RF predistortion chip

Texas Instruments
CC1190 RF sub-GHz range extender

Texas Instruments
CC2590/1 RF 2.4-GHz range extender

Semiconductor processes and IP

IBM
CMOS-7HV high-voltage, mixed-signal process

Signal analyzers

Anritsu
MS2830A 9-kHz to 3.6-, 6-, or 13.5-GHz signal analyzers

Signal generators

Agilent Technologies
81180A 4.2G-sample/sec arbitrary-waveform generator

Anritsu
MG3690C 70-GHz RF/microwave-signal generator

LeCroy
ArbStudio arbitrary-waveform generator

Single-board computers

Adlink
Ampro ReadyBoard 740 Atom-based single-board computer

WinSystems
PCM-VDX-2-512 Vortex86DXprocessor-based PC/104 1-GHz single-board computer

Software/EDA for board/system design

Cadence Design Systems
Allegro PCB SI signal-integrity tool

CST
Studio Suite 2010 for EM, mechanical, and thermal simulation

The MathWorks
Target Support Package for TI C2000 Piccolo microcontrollers

Mentor Graphics
FloTherm 9 computational fluid-dynamics software

National Instruments
LabView 2010 graphical-design software

National Semiconductor
Webench FPGA Power Architect

Power Integrations
PI Expert power-integrity-analysis tool

Sigrity
Channel Designer power-integrity-analysis tool

Sunstone Circuits
PCB123 Version 4 circuit-design software

Source-measure units

Agilent Technologies
N6781A source-measure unit for battery-drain analysis

Spectrum analyzers

Agilent Technologies
N9342C HSA 100-kHz to 7-GHz handheld spectrum analyzer

Anritsu
MS272xC Spectrum Master handheld RF spectrum analyzers

Wireless test

Aeroflex
7100 Series fading simulator with support for LTE bandwidths to 20 MHz with a frequency range to 6 GHz

National Instruments
Version 2.0 WLAN software suite for IEEE 802.11n testing

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