Best in Test Award winners announced

January 31, 2013

susan.rambo-January 31, 2013

Test & Measurement World (T&MW)'s Best in Test Awards for 2013 were announced on Tuesday, January 29th at DesignCon in Santa Clara, CA. Each year T&MW honors important and innovative products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry. This year, T&MW Editor-in-Chief Janine Love and Brand Director Patrick Mannion gave awards to:

ATE / Production test
TR7680 3D Automated X-Ray Inspection
Test Research, Inc.

Compliance test
R&S VTC Video test center
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Semiconductor test
Tessent TestKompress with Cell-Aware Testing
Mentor Graphics

Compliance test
R&S VTC Video test center
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Digital multimeters
U1177A Infrared-to-Bluetooth adapter for multimeters
Agilent Technologies

LTE / wireless test
RP-5300 Multi-Channel RF Recorder
Averna

Machine vision / inspection
TR7007 SII Solder Paste Inspection
Test Research, Inc.

Optical / network test
XAir
Ixia

Power supply
Aktakom APS -73xxL Series of Programmable Power Supplies
Aktakom

RF / MW
NI PXIe-5644R RF vector signal transceiver (VST)
National Instruments

Oscilloscopes
InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series Oscilloscope
Agilent Technologies

Signal analyzers
M9703A AXIe High-Speed Digitizer
Agilent Technologies

Signal integrity / high-speed test
Introspective ESP
DFT Microsystems

Signal source
MXG X-Series Signal Generator
Agilent Technologies

Software
Certus 2.0 ASIC Prototyping Debug Solution
Tektronix

Test product of the year
Aktakom APS -73xxL Series of Programmable Power Supplies
Aktakom

Test of time
DesignWare STAR Memory System (2001)
Synopsys

Test engineer of the year
Peter Spitzer, of TRICENTIS
(Award sponsored by National Instruments, including a $10,000 educational grant to be granted to an institution chosen by the winner.)

How the awards work
Companies nominate their own products for consideration. All products, except those in Test of Time category, have to have been introduced between November 1, 2011, and October 26, 2012. Out of all nominated products, T&MW editors select the finalists and put those up in front of readers for a vote online. For more information, see Janine Love's article on T&MW.

You can see the original finalists here.

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