ADI’s motion sensor is recognized by Electronic Product Design for its innovative application in security technology.

Norwood, MA (09/16/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced today the company’s ADIS16204 iSensor™ intelligent motion sensor has won the Electronic Product Design 2008 e-Legacy Contribution to Security Award. Electronic Product Design (EPD), a monthly technical journal for senior design engineers, is published in the UK. It covers digital and analog logic, EDA, components and test and measurement topics.

The e-Legacy Awards are organized by Electronic Product Design and IML, one of Europe’s top-tier trade magazine publishing houses. For the “contribution to security” category, ADI was recognized for its motion sensing product, and how it can be employed to increase security levels in both existing equipment and new designs. Winners in this category were chosen by readers of Electronic Product Design from a shortlist selected by a panel of judges from EPD and other industry organizations.

The awards were announced at a gala event on September 11, 2008, at the Roof Gardens, Kensington in London, UK.

“We are delighted that the ADIS16204 iSensor has won the e-Legacy award,” said Bob Scannell, business development manager, iSensor intelligent sensor products, Analog Devices. “It highlights the suitability of the product for a wide range of security applications and is a well-deserved recognition for a talented team of design engineers.”

About ADI’s iSensor Intelligent Motion Sensor
The ADIS16204 iSensor is a complete programmable impact sensor in a single compact package. Integrating Analog Devices iMEMS® sensor technology with an embedded signal processing solution, the ADIS16204 provides tunable digital sensor data in a convenient format that can be accessed using a serial peripheral interface (SPI). The SPI provides access to measurements for dual-axis linear acceleration, the root sum square (RSS) of both axes, temperature, power supply, an auxiliary analog input, and an event capture buffer memory. Easy access to digital sensor data provides users with a system-ready device, reducing development time, cost, and program risk.

The ADIS16204 contains all of the functionality needed for embedded shock recording in a volume more than 100 times smaller than previous board-level modules, and at one-tenth of the typical price. Its unique programmable shock impulse recorder is user-configurable to trigger on a desired threshold event and then record the event for future analysis. The event window is also user-programmable and can be centered wherever desired around the event. The simple SPI interface and feature-rich configurability, coupled with its miniature footprint greatly simplifies the task of adding embedded shock sensing to difficult-to-access and harsh environments.

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About Analog Devices in Europe
In Europe, Analog Devices accounts for about one fifth of the company’s worldwide revenues and worldwide work force. The company has a manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland, and seven design centers in Denmark, England, Scotland, Spain and Ireland. European client references include main telecom equipment manufacturers Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens Networks, automotive systems manufacturers such as Autoliv and Continental, as well as consumer references such as Harman and Philips, and a variety of industrial clients including ABB, Agilent Technologies and Rhode & Schwarz.

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