Norwood, MA (09/23/2009) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, has been recognized as the Golden Mousetrap Award Best Product Winner by Design News magazine for the ADMP421 digital MEMS microphone. A combination of Analog Devices’ audio applications expertise and innovative iMEMS® technology, the ADMP421 won top honors in the Components, Hardware and Interconnect category for its ability to reproduce superior audiophile sound while lowering design costs – enabling portable electronics designers to create well balanced and true to life sound in a wide range of microphone-enabled devices such as cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, personal computers, and digital cameras.
"Design News congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2009 Golden Mousetrap Awards for the great work they've done to develop new and innovative products for design engineers,” said Karen Field, editor in chief of Design News. “These products showcase the highly imaginative ways that today's engineers are ‘building a better mousetrap,’ and we thank them for their contributions."
“We are honored that Design News has recognized the ADMP421 for its ability to significantly improve audio quality in portable electronic devices, while dramatically reducing power and footprint requirements for designers,” said Mark Martin, vice president, Micromachined Products Division, Analog Devices. “The ADMP421 offers the industry’s highest SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and the industry’s flattest frequency response — with low power requirements and a small package size tailored to the design considerations of portable electronics manufacturers.”
About the ADMP421 Digital MEMS Microphone
The ADMP421 MEMS microphone enables significant improvements in the quality of audio capture for applications requiring high-fidelity audio/video recording, hands-free, TIA-920 compliant VoIP, voice recognition, and more. The ADMP421 offers excellent noise rejection capabilities compared with traditional electret condenser microphones, dramatically simplifying power-supply design requirements and giving designers significantly more flexibility in board layout.
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