Embedded Computing Design announces 2017 Most Innovative Products

July 27, 2017 Embedded Computing Design

    Winners include the Qorvo GP695 SoC, CEVA’s CDNN2, and the DRS360 platform from Mentor, a Siemens Business.

    July 28, 2017 – OpenSystems Media (OSM), the leading media outlet for engineers working on Embedded, IoT, Industrial, and Military applications, today announced the Embedded Computing Design 2017 Most Innovative Product award winners. The Most Innovative Product and two Honorable Mentions were selected from each of three categories: Silicon, Software, and Systems.

    To view this issue, go to embedded-computing.com/emag

    Nearly 50 products released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 were nominated for consideration as one of Embedded Computing Design’s 2017 Most Innovative Products. All nominations were then evaluated by members of Embedded Computing Design’s editorial team and esteemed Advisory Board based on the following criteria:

    • Design Excellence (5 points)
    • Relative Performance (5 points)
    • Market Impact/Disruption (6 points)

    Most Innovative Silicon Product: Qorvo, Inc. GP695 SoC

    The Most Innovative Product in the Silicon category for 2017 is the Qorvo Inc. GP695 SoC. The GP695 SoC targets IoT-based smart home devices by integrating multiple communications protocols, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Thread in a single power-efficient solution.

    The two Honorable Mention awards in the Silicon category were awarded to NXP Semiconductors’ NxH2281 near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) MiGLO radio and Helix Semiconductors’ eMpower HS100 chipset.

    Most Innovative Software Product: CEVA Inc. 2nd Generation Deep Neural Network (CDNN2)

    The Most Innovative Product in the Software category for 2017 is the CEVA, Inc. second-generation CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN2), a software framework that simplifies the development and deployment of neural networks on low-power, cost-conscious embedded systems. A key feature of the toolkit is its ability to eliminate months of development time.

    The two Honorable Mention awards in the Software category were awarded to Parasoft’s C/C++test and Cadence Design Systems’ OrCAD Capture Cloud.

    Most Innovative Systems Product: Mentor, a Siemens business’ DRS360 Autonomous Driving Platform

    The Most Innovative Product in the Systems category for 2017 is the Mentor DRS360 Autonomous Driving Platform. Designed to deliver the low-latency, high-accuracy sensor data processing required for Level 5 autonomous vehicles, this ISO 26262-compliant development platform can be customized with proprietary algorithms and fit within a 100 W system power envelope.

    The two Honorable Mentions awards in the Systems category were awarded to the Connect Tech, Inc. Jetson TX2 Array Server (UTX1A) and Themis Computer’s Hyper-Unity platform.

    Details about Embedded Computing Design’s Annual Innovation Awards, including Top Embedded Innovators and Most Innovative Products, can be found at embedded-computing.com/annual-innovation-awards.

    2018 Most Innovative Product Nominations can be submitted here: http://bit.ly/2018MostInnovativeProducts

    2018 Top Embedded Innovator Nominations can be submitted here: http://bit.ly/2018TopEmbeddedInnovators

    About Embedded Computing Design

    Embedded Computing Design is the go-to trusted property for information regarding embedded design and development. We cultivate the largest global community of embedded designers through our content leadership channels, including blogs, design articles, videos, news, and product information. Coverage comes in the form of digital (websites, webinars, interactive magazines, newsletters, online education, and social media), print magazines, and live events. Applications covered include: IoT, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, DIY, Consumer, Digital Signage, and more.

    About OpenSystems Media

    For more than 30 years, OpenSystems Media has focused solely on the embedded computing market. OpenSystems Media offers balance: taking not only a broad, encompassing look at trends and technologies, but also focusing on certain solutions in-depth.

    Our mission is to promote the development and use of open standards and new technologies in the embedded computing industry. We constantly scan the industry for emerging standards, emerging technologies and uniquely innovative products, and we work with industry leaders to develop and publish articles that educate our readers about innovative new products, technologies, and standards of benefit to them.

    For more information contact Patrick Hopper, President and Publisher, OpenSystems Media, at phopper@opensystemsmedia.com.


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