UBM's EDN Announces the 2015 Hot 100; Showcases the Electronics Industry's Most Significant Products of the Year

Dec 10, 2015

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's EDN announced the 2015 EDN Hot 100 celebrating the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, usefulness and popularity. The technologies range from oscilloscopes and boards to wearables, embedded for IoT, desktop milling, motion sensors, open source and more. 

UBM's EDN Announces the 2015 Hot 100

"Promises of affordable and efficient LED lighting, smart and useful wearables, devices that sense their surroundings, advanced power systems and much more are becoming a reality thanks to engineers and the innovative electronics products they create. This year's EDN Hot 100 list leaves no doubt as to the advancements of engineering. From analog to wireless and so many more designs, engineers created products that bring innovations to life," said Suzanne Deffree, Executive Editor, EDN.

The EDN Hot 100 award winners include:


  • Analog Devices: AD5592R ADC/DAC
  • NXP Semiconductors: NCF29A1 single chip device
  • Maxim Integrated: MAXREFDES73# reference design
  • Linear Technology: LTC5549 microwave mixer
  • Vesper: VM101 piezoelectric MEMS microphone
  • Analog Devices: ADE7933/ADE7932 sigma-delta ADCs
  • Sendyne: SFP102MOD shunt-based precision current measurement module
  • Texas Instruments: INA250 bidirectional current-sense amplifier


  • Texas Instruments: TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit
  • Avnet: PicoZed SDR system-on-module
  • Mathworks: MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite-Raspberry Pi Bundle
  • imec: MUSEIC development kit
  • Atmel: Xplained Mini evaluation kits
  • QuickLogic: TAG-N evaluation kit
  • STMicroelectronics & ams: AS39230, ST21NFCC, ST33G1M2 reference design
  • Altera: PLC reference design
  • PNI Sensor Corp: SENTrode wearables development kit
  • Altium: CircuitMaker PCB design tool
  • Other Machine Co: Othermill milling machine
  • RS Components: DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software

EDA (IC) TOOLS & IP      

  • Cadence: Innovus implementation system
  • Mentor Graphics: Xpedition Package Integrator (XPI)
  • Mentor Graphics: Veloce Power Application software
  • Cadence: Perspec System Verifier
  • Knowm, Inc: BS-AF-W Memristor evaluation chip


  • Maxim Integrated: DS28E80 1-Wire EEPROM
  • Swissbit: Security series PS-100u
  • Toshiba: BiCS 3D NAND flash


  • Microchip: dsPIC33EP "GS" Digital Signal Controllers
  • Ambiq Micro: Apollo MCUs
  • Atmel: SAM S70 and SAM E70 microcontrollers
  • Microchip: PIC16F1579 family of 8-bit MCUs
  • STMicroelectronics: STM32F469/479 series of microcontroller chips
  • Texas Instruments: MSP-432 Cortex-M-based microcontroller
  • Renesas: RL78/I1D MCUs
  • Renesas: RX113 MCUs
  • Silicon Labs: Happy Gecko USB MCU
  • Toshiba: TZ2000 series application processors


  • Cree: XLamp XQ-E High Intensity LEDs
  • OSRAM: Duris S 10 SMD LED arrays
  • Cree: TrueWhite LEDs
  • Samsung: CSP2 flip-chip mid-power LEDs
  • Global Lighting Technologies: GLT light guides
  • OSRAM: Ostar Stage multi-element LED
  • Cree: CR series color-tunable networked LED troffer lights
  • LUXTECH: Direct-AC LED modules 
  • Infineon: ICL8105 flyback controller and ILD2111 buck controller
  • Diodes, Inc: AL1791/2/3/4 current-ratio-optimized regulators
  • ams: AS7211 & AS7221 smart lighting manager ICs
  • ON Semiconductor: NCL3008x & NCL30030 LED drivers


  • Efficient Power Conversion: EPC2035/6 eGaN FETs
  • Cherry Industrial Solutions: Evaluation kit 2.0 EH Switches
  • Diodes Inc: DMN2023UCB4 bi-directional MOSFET
  • Vishay Intertechnology: 196 HVC ENYCAP series energy-storage capacitors
  • Texas Instruments: UCC28370 and UCC24650 PSR flyback chipset
  • Linear Technology: LT8640 power management IC
  • Linear Technology: LTM8055/6 buck-boost micromodule regulators
  • Powerbox: Medline OBM03 and OBP03 power supplies
  • Freescale Semiconductor: MC33772 battery-cell controller IC
  • TDK-Lambda: CUS350M AC/DC power supplies
  • Power Integrations: CHY103D charger interface IC and InnoSwitch-EP switching ICs
  • Vicor: PI354x buck regulator


  • Avnet: Arty evaluation kit
  • Menta: eFPGA IP cores
  • Xilinx: SDAccel IDE
  • Avnet: SmartFusion2 Kickstart Kit
  • Altera: Quartus II Spectra-Q engine


  • Bosch Sensortec: BMF055 9-aix sensor
  • Exar: XR10910 sensor-interface analog front-end IC
  • Sensory: TrulyHandsfree V4.0 speech-recognition software
  • ams: TMx4903 sensor modules
  • Microchip: MGC3030 3D gesture controller
  • Novelda: XeThru X2M200 and X2M300 noncontact sensor modules
  • STMicroelectronics: UVIS25 environmental sensor
  • ams: AS-MLV-P2 MEMS gas sensor
  • Bosch Sensortec: BME680 environmental sensor
  • Linear Technology: LTC2983 digital temperature measurement IC

TEST & MEASUREMENT               

  • Tektronix: DPO70000SX oscilloscopes
  • Keithley Instruments: DMM7510 graphical multimeter
  • National Instruments: LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite of hardware and software tools
  • Platinum Tools: Net Prowler PRO Test Kit
  • Keysight Technologies: IntegraVision PA2201A power analyzer
  • Keysight Technologies: 34470A and 34465A system/bench DMMs
  • Keysight Technologies: Signal Studio software
  • Keysight Technologies: M8062A signal generator and analyzer
  • Spectrum Instrumentation: M4i.6620-x8, M4i.6621-x8, or M4i.6622-x8 PCIe boards
  • Averna: RP-6100 series of recorders
  • LabNation: SmartScope USB oscilloscope
  • Rohde & Schwarz: Spectrum Rider FPH handheld spectrum analyzer
  • Picotest: J2150A USB Harmonic Comb Injector
  • Rohde & Schwarz: R&S FSW85 spectrum analyzer


  • Fujitsu Component America: MBH7BLZ07 Bluetooth Smart module
  • TE Connectivity: zQSFP+ optical cages
  • u-blox: TOBY-R201 and LARA-R200 LTE low-date-rate cellular modules
  • Cypress Semiconductor: PSoc 4 BLE programmable SoC
  • Marvell: 88MZ300 wireless microcontroller SoC
  • Texas Instruments: 66AK2L06 SoC
  • Digilent: chipKIT WiFire board
  • Samsung: Artik 1, 5, 10 IoT platform module
  • Cypress Semiconductor: EZ-BLE PRoC module

For the complete list of EDN's Hot 100 products, visit edn.com.

Companies with EDN Hot 100 products seeking use of winner logos should contact: Dan King, Marketing Assistant, at dan.king@ubm.com.

About EDN
EDN is an online community intended to help engineers get from concept to reality. EDN offers deep-dive technical content along with a community experience where the latest in design techniques, technologies, and methodologies meld with the simplest and most useful online interaction tools. EDN celebrates all that is the engineer – from deep down technical views, to informed opinions, to knowledge and schematics sharing, to creative design and all aspects of life as an engineer. From day one of its nearly 60 years, EDN has been written by engineers, for engineers, feeding design know-how and experience back to the engineering community as a trusted source. EDN is part of UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry.  For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.

For more information, please contact:
Dan King, Marketing Assistant
E: dan.king@ubm.com

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