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2012 "Best of Sensors Expo" Award Winners

June 12, 2012

Six gold, silver, bronze, and honorable mention awards were presented to companies for innovative products, based of potential impact, application, distinctiveness, timeliness, and availability.

ROSEMONT, IL /Marketwire/ -- Sensors magazine announced the winners of the magazine's 2012 "Best of Sensors Expo" Awards for outstanding achievement in sensors and sensors-related technologies. The awards were presented by Editor Melanie Martella at Sensors Expo and Conference, held last week at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Six gold, silver, bronze, and honorable mention awards were presented by Martella and Ed Ramsden from Lattice Semiconductor, both judges for this year's awards. Dozens of exhibitors submitted new product nominations and entries that were judged on the basis of potential impact, application, distinctiveness, timeliness, and availability.

"We are always looking for the newest and the most innovative in smart designs, applications, and networks, and the nominations we received this year demonstrated exceptional innovation, integration, and ease of use," said Martella. "We applaud all of the winners and look forward to a future where these products help solve real-world issues."

The 2012 Best of Sensors Expo award winners are:


  • austriamicrosystems AG for the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC, a very sensitive RF receiver that, coupled with a special algorithm, can spot the tell-tale electrical signature of a lightning storm up to 40 km away


  • MicroStrain Inc. for the LXRS lossless extended-range synchronized wireless sensor networks; Models G-Link-LXRS, SG-Link-LXRS, and V-Link-LXRS—wireless sensor networks with high reliability and high sample rates
  • PCB Piezotronics Inc., The Modal Shop Inc., for the 9100D portable vibration calibrator, which provides a vibration excitation source for field calibration/checking of vibration sensors


  • InvenSense Inc. for the MPU-6050 6-axis IMU—MotionTracking device that combines triaxial gyro and accelerometer with onboard DSP for advanced sensor fusion


  • Electro Optical Components/Intex for the INTX-22-100 SM surface mount, broadband pulsable IR emitter MEMS wideband IR emitter used to provide precision IR in various instruments (spectrophotometers, gas analyzers, etc.) and act as an IR marker beacon
  • MEMSIC Inc. for the MFC 001 MEMS thermal mass flow sensor that combines sensing element and signal conditioning, MCU, and software

Best of Sensors Expo award winners will be featured on the Sensors Expo Web site and Sensors magazine Web site.

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