ANALOG DEVICES’ ISENSOR™ GYROSCOPE WINS EDN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

ADIS16250 recognized for delivering advanced industrial control functions in an easy-to-integrate, single component solution.
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Norwood, MA (04/12/2007) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced today that its iSensor™ gyroscope, the ADIS16250, won the 2006 EDN Innovation of the Year Award in the components category. The ADIS16250 is an inertial sensor that measures the rate of rotational change in industrial equipment, requiring half the design space of existing multi-component discrete solutions, and with significantly more embedded control features. Honoring unique, state-of-the-art electronic products and outstanding achievements in engineering, the 17th Annual EDN Innovation Awards were announced at a ceremony held April 2 in San Jose, Calif., where industry leaders were gathered for the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.

Aimed at industrial applications for which design flexibility and ease-of-use are critical, the ADIS16250 sensors are based on ADI’s iSensor technology with iMEMS® Motion Signal Processing™ sensor cores, and combine digital range scaling and embedded programmability to allow designers of industrial systems to quickly and cost-effectively include motion and directional measurement in their products. With the pre-calibrated ADIS16250, gyroscope sensors can now be deployed without the need for additional investment in motion test and calibration tools. The product’s programmable features allow simple in-system tuning, which can save up to six months of development time.

“We are honored that EDN has recognized ADI’s expertise in sensor processing technology with this award,” said John Hussey, vice president, high-speed signal processing, Analog Devices, Inc. “The ADIS16250 is the industry’s first single-component, programmable angular rate sensor and also the first to offer digital range scaling. Our design team faced significant challenges when merging the multiple semiconductor technologies required to achieve this level of integration. Winning the EDN Innovation of the Year Award is an acknowledgment of the strong commitment and outstanding technical innovation demonstrated by the entire team.”

Finalists for the EDN Innovation Awards were selected from hundreds of candidates by EDN’s technical editors. EDN readers, the EDN Editorial Advisory Board, and EDN’s editorial staff cast votes to determine EDN Innovation Award winners.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

iSensor and Motion Signal Processing are trademarks and iMEMS is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.

Editor's Contact Information:

Linda Kincaid
781-937-1472
781-937-1078
linda.kincaid@analog.com

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