Click here to close now.


Microsoft Cloud Authors: Jayaram Krishnaswamy, AppDynamics Blog, Elizabeth White, Andreas Grabner, Jim Kaskade

News Feed Item

UBM Tech Announces the 2012 EDN Hot 100, Showcases the Electronics Industry's Most Significant Products of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, the global leader in technology media and business information, today announced the 2012 EDN Hot 100, the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity. The technologies range from ICs and components, to software, test instruments, development tools, and sensors. EDN is the comprehensive information resource for the electronics original equipment manufacturer segment, providing in-depth technical information for electronics design engineers and news and strategic business insight for executives.


"It's always a fun and enlightening challenge for the EDN editors to select the year's Hot 100 products, which has been an annual tradition at EDN since 1993. This year's selection not only reflects some technology trends that have been in place for a while, but also highlights some new trends that are just emerging, as well as a unique product or two that is in a class of its own," said Rich Pell, Executive and Chief Technical Editor, EDN.

Key industry trends include:

  • An ongoing emphasis on low power and power-efficient solutions, reflecting the ever-growing use of mobile products and power conservation concerns
  • The same for wireless communications - whether Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, ZigBee, or something else, more and more end products are becoming connected as we move toward the "Internet of Things"
  • An increasing emphasis on security in all areas - mobile, automotive, smart meter - reflecting the increasing move toward "smart" connected products in virtually all industries and applications
  • Health and fitness-targeted devices are on the rise, reflecting a trend toward tech-enabled personal health products - both mobile and in the home
  • Some of the predictions made by Nikola Tesla a century ago about wireless power are finally becoming reality, as we are seeing more devices aimed at allowing end products to be powered or charged without needing wires or cables

The EDN Hot 100 award winners include:


Freescale Semiconductor - MC33813 and MC33814 electronic engine control Ics

Texas Instruments - LMH6881 and LMH6882 programmable differential amplifiers

Analog Devices  - AD8237 zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier

Texas Instruments - AFE4300 weigh scale and body composition AFE

Analog Devices - AD8232 heart-rate monitor AFE

Maxim Integrated Products - Analog/mixed-signal peripheral modules for FPGAs

Maxim Integrated Products - Zeus smart meter SoC

NXP Semiconductors - TFA9887 3.7W audio system

Touchstone Semiconductor - TS12011 and TS12012 op amp/comparator/reference combo ICs

Microchip Technology - MCP47A1 DAC

Linear Technology - LTC4366 floating surge stopper IC

Boards & Development Tools

Gumstix - Waysmall Silverlode computer

Via Technologies - Android PC

Kontron - KTT30/mITX Mini-ITX motherboard

ADLINK Technology - CoreModule 720 PC/104-Plus SBC

Microchip Technology - RN-131 and RN-171 PICtail/PICtail Plus Wi-Fi development boards

Terasic - TR5-Lite, DE5-NET, and TR5-F40W FPGA development boards

Texas Instruments - TMDSEVM6657L and TMDSEVM6657LE TMS320C665x DSP evaluation modules

Energy Micro - EFM32-GGSTK3700 and EFM32LG-STK3600 EFM32 starter kits

STMicroelectronics - STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit

Texas Instruments - Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad evaluation kit

Microchip Technology - MPLAB XC C compilers

Communications and Networking

Linear Technology - SmartMesh LTC5800 SoC and LTP5900 module families

B&B Electronics - SPECTRE 3G cellular router

Broadcom - XLP 200-Series multicore communications processors

Texas Instruments - Thunderbolt interface support chipset family


Ioxus - iCAP 3,000 Farad ultracapacitor

Murata Electronics - LXWS series wireless power transmission module

STMicroelectronics - SuperMESH 5 power MOSFETs

Servoflo Corporation - MP-6 Series micropumps

Clare - CPC1540 optically isolated solid state relay

ROHM Semiconductor - SCH2080KE SiC Power MOSFET

Cellergy - CLC series supercapacitors

AEM Components - AirMatrix 2410 surface-mount electronic fuses

Vishay Intertechnology - Draloric VSGR 20kW power resistor


Xilinx - Vivado Design Suite

Digital Core Design - DoCD debugging system

ARM - ARM Development Studio 5 Community Edition (CE)

Apache Design - RTL Power Model

Triad Semiconductor - ViaDesigner

Memory and Storage

Netlist - HyperCloud HCDIMM

Microchip Technology - 23A1024/23LC1024, 23A512/23LC512, 23LCV51/23LCV1024 serial SRAM family

Kingston Digital - DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash drive

Toshiba America Electronic Components - TransMemory-EX TM series USB flash memory products

Micron Technology - DDR4 DRAM module

Microcontrollers and Processors

Atmel - ATF697FF rad-hard microprocessor

Digital Core Design - DQ80251 80C51 CPU

Freescale Semiconductor - Kinetis K70 microcontrollers

Infineon Technologies - AUDO MAX Secure Hardware Extension 32-bit microcontrollers

Microchip Technology - MGC3130 electrical-field-based 3D gesture controller

MIPS Technologies - proAptiv, interAptiv and microAptiv microprocessor cores

STMicroelectronics - STM32 F3 series microcontrollers

Texas Instruments - C2000 Piccolo TMS320F2802x microcontrollers

ams - AS3421 and AS3422 single-chip ANC solutions

Optoelectronics and Lighting Control

Linear Technology - LT3763 synchronous buck LED driver controller

Texas Instruments - LM3463 six-channel LED driver

STMicroelectronics - LBP01 bypass protection switch

Cree - XLamp XP-E2 LED

iWatt - iW3616 and iW3617 LED drivers

XIMEA - MQ series industrial machine vision cameras

Vishay Intertechnology - VLMx1500-GS08 series ultra-bright LEDs

Vishay Intertechnology - VSMY7852X01 and VSMY7850X01 IR emitters

California Eastern Laboratories - NV4V31MF blue-violet laser diode


Vicor - Picor PI33XX Cool-Power ZVS buck regulators

TDK-Lambda - HWS-L/BAT series power supplies

Ultra Volt - PXS Series ultra-small high-voltage power supplies

Texas Instruments - TPS81256 boost converter module

Outback Power - Radian Series GS7048E Inverter/Charger

International Rectifier - Ultrabook Vcore power management solutions

Linear Technology - LT3504 quad step-down DC/DC converter

ON Semiconductor - NCP1851 Li-Ion switching battery charger

CUI - NDM2P POL modules

Renesas Electronics - NFC wireless charging system

Power Integrations - LinkSwitch-HP off-line switcher ICs

Programmable Logic

Lattice Semiconductor - LatticeECP4 FPGAs

Microsemi - SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA

Altera - Arria V GZ FPGAs

Xilinx - H580T heterogeneous 3D FPGA


Silicon Labs - Si477x AM/FM receivers

Microchip Technology - PIC12LF1840T48A MCU/RF transmitter

Epiq Solutions - Matchstiq SDR

Linear Technology - LTC5585 I/Q demodulator

NXP Semiconductors - BGU700x GPS LNAs

Stonestreet One - Bluetooth Smart module

Telit Wireless Solutions - Jupiter SE880 GPS receiver module


ams - AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC

Analog Devices - ADMP504 MEMS microphone

Semtech Corporation - SX9300 capacitive proximity sensor

Freescale Semiconductor - Xtrinsic FXOS8700CQ six-axis sensor

STMicroelectronics - LSM303D e-compass module

Sensirion - SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor

Test & Measurement

National Instruments - PXIe-5644R RF vector signal transceiver

Rohde & Schwarz - Model ESR EMI Test Receiver

Teledyne LeCroy - HDO oscilloscope family

Keithley Instruments - Model 2657A high-voltage, high-power SMU

Bloomy Controls - Headless ATE system

Oscium - LogiScope logic analyzer for iPad/iPhone

Rigol Technologies - DS4000 series digital oscilloscope

Tektronix - THS3000 series of handheld oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies - 1000B Series oscilloscopes

The complete list of EDN's Hot 100 products can be found online at or within the December 14, 2012 issue of EDN Magazine.

For more detailed information, companies with EDN Hot 100 products should contact Joy Daniels, Marketing Director, Electronics at UBM Tech at [email protected] or 415.947.6314.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

For more information on UBM Tech please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: [email protected]


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new data-driven world, marketplaces reign supreme while interoperability, APIs and applications deliver un...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Clo...
Organizations already struggle with the simple collection of data resulting from the proliferation of IoT, lacking the right infrastructure to manage it. They can't only rely on the cloud to collect and utilize this data because many applications still require dedicated infrastructure for security, redundancy, performance, etc. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting, will discuss how in order to resolve the inherent issues, companies need to combine dedicated and cloud solutions through hybrid hosting – a sustainable solution for the data required to manage I...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley. The program, to be aired during the peak viewership season of the year, will have a major impac...
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services, will demonstrate techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk will be on IBM Cloudant, Apa...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, will look at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to...
As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete end-to-end walkthrough of the analysis from start to finish. Participants will also be given the pract...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
The enterprise is being consumerized, and the consumer is being enterprised. Moore's Law does not matter anymore, the future belongs to business virtualization powered by invisible service architecture, powered by hyperscale and hyperconvergence, and facilitated by vertical streaming and horizontal scaling and consolidation. Both buyers and sellers want instant results, and from paperwork to paperless to mindless is the ultimate goal for any seamless transaction. The sweetest sweet spot in innovation is automation. The most painful pain point for any business is the mismatch between supplies a...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and other metrics have to be considered through the process. In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, focusing on how to help solve the problems that developers are continuously battling.
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, will discuss the impact of technology on identity. Should we federate, or not? How should identity be secured? Who owns the identity? How is identity ...
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target - this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software upd...
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.