Norwood, MA (06/23/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced that it won a gold “Best of Sensors Expo” award in the sensors category. Analog won the award for its ADIS16209, a programmable, dual-mode inclinometer sensor which is part of its iSensor™ intelligent sensor product family. The Sensors “Best of Sensors Expo” awards honored the most exciting new products that were on display at the Sensors Expo & Conference, which took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. All entries were judged on the basis of potential impact, application, distinctiveness, timeliness, and availability.

The industry’s most precise MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) inclinometer, the ADIS16209 is suited to a diverse set of industrial applications that require inclination changes to be measured, including surveying equipment, factory machine tools, satellite antenna stabilization systems, motion safety monitors and automotive wheel alignment. Functionally equivalent inclinometer solutions are typically 100 times larger than the ADIS16209.

The panel of judges who selected the “Best of Sensors Expo” winners were comprised of the editorial staff from Sensors magazine, members of the editorial advisory board, and industry experts including Melanie Martella, executive editor of Sensors; Deborah Lickness, John Deere; and Ed Ramsden, a member of Sensors' editorial advisory board and sensor industry veteran.

“We are honored to have our ADIS16209 inclinometer sensor recognized with a gold ‘Best of Sensors Expo’ award by Sensors magazine, one of the industry’s most respected publications,” said Andy Garner, product line director for iSensor intelligent sensor products, Analog Devices. “This is the second year that an iSensor intelligent sensor product has received a ‘Best of Sensors Expo’ award. Last year, the ADIS16350 won the silver award in the sensors category. The ADIS16350 combines three axes of angular rate sensing, three axes of acceleration sensing and a temperature sensor to cost-effectively provide full six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) motion measurement in applications such as vehicle-mounted cameras and antennas, commercial aircraft guidance units, robotics, and prosthetics.”

“The awards program recognizes cutting-edge solutions in the sensors marketplace,” said Martella. “All of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation, integration, and ease-of-use. We believe this year’s winners will be leaders in the sensors marketplace and offer our congratulations to the companies recognized.”

Sensors is the premier publication dedicated to sensors, supporting technologies, and their applications. Serving an audience of 195,000 spanning online and e-mail newsletters, Sensors’ integrated media offer greater access to targeted news, analysis, and technical information surrounding sensors and related technologies. Reaching high-tech professionals in the sensing community, including product and system design engineers, production engineers, and managers, Sensors delivers focused news, trends, and product reviews in the areas of: Process Industries; Automotive; Electronics and Computers; Machine Manufacturing; Aerospace, Military, and Homeland Security; Specialty Markets; and Wireless and M2M.

iSensor is a trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.

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