Winning entries in the 2023 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) Awards were announced by WTWH Media today in 11 categories:
- Advanced Materials
- Embedded Computing
- Fluid Power
- Industrial Automation
- Motion Control
- Power Electronics
- Switches & Sensors
- Test & Measurement
These brands cross four of the company’s design engineering brands: Design World, Fluid Power World, Fastener Engineering, and EE World. This year’s winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of 10 engineering and academic professionals.
For each category, judges could award Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mentions, but note that all categories do not necessarily have all of these medalists, based on the scoring. All medalists and Honorable Mentions can use the winner logo in their marketing efforts: Click here for the winner logo.
And the winners for 2023 are:
MEMS-based precision timing devices
The judges commented: “The MEMS technology has shown significant improvement in new technology. Move over Quartz, your time is done. Pun intended.” Congratulations!
GreenSilver Surface Technology
M Series Multi Coax LM.232
The judges commented: “A significant connector upgrade to meet the needs of ever-increasing data rates.” Congratulations!
Leo Memory Connectivity Platform for CXL
Guardian Data Series EMP Shield
224G Product Portfolio
Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe Switches
R95C-8B22-KQ 8-Port 2-Channel IO-Link Hub
Centrally Processed 4D Imaging Radar Architecture for Autonomous Mobility Systems
The judges commented: “An approach that is a departure from the norm in autonomous mobility systems, allowing for better environmental and path perception. A leap forward in integrating a broad range of optical, location, lidar, and radar technologies.” Congratulations!
AM6xA vision processors
RISC-V-based PolarFire SoC FGPA
S4 Pro High Performance Servo Valve
The judges commented: “A very clever and game changing design!” Congratulations!
Danfoss Power Solutions
Thorx CLM 8 S cam lobe motor
TWIIST Linear Position Transducer
Electrohydrostatic Pump System (EPS)
Jet Fusion 3D Powder Handling Automation Solution and Automation Accessory
The judges commented: “Looks to be an interesting solution for moving powder for 3D printing. This will make existing processes more efficient.” Congratulations!
Asset Monitoring Gateway with Snap ID
CM5 HMI Series
Solid Lubricant DualVee Guide Wheels
The judges commented: “A new technology for lubrication that can impact a wide range of applications. Plus, 2.5 times longer life expectancy is exceptional for a bearing!” Congratulations!
Thermal Diverting Valve 3.0
Harmonic Drive LLC
SHA with Integrated Servo Drive
The judges commented: “This is a very compact and powerful product that has minimal wiring. Combining the actuator and servo drive make systems much more space efficient. Great Job!” Congratulations!
ECS640A three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller
ADVANCED Motion Controls
20-90 VDC FlexPro Servo Drives
M3S EliteSiC devices
The judges commented: “A timely new product that fills an emerging and current need with smart improvements in operation from less energy required for gate switching to lowered cooling requirements which is often at odds with high-powered switching applications.” Congratulations!
Hybrid Power Drive Module
1SP0635V2A0D gate driver
BQ79718-Q1 battery cell monitor and BQ79731-Q1 battery pack monitor for battery management systems
The judges commented: “This innovation is changing the way electric motors are designed and manufactured. Impressed with the numbers: 70% lighter than conventional options, efficiencies in excess of 90%, and requiring just 20% of the raw materials.” Congratulations!
FactoryTalk Design Hub
Design Power Mobile
Switches & Sensors
TWIIST Linear Position Transducer
The judges commented: “A transducer that not only outputs position but also incorporates temperature, velocity, acceleration, and tilt angle. This would surely improve machine designs, performance, and safety. Excellent work!” Congratulations!
ZMX 3D Time of Flight Sensor
NCS32100 Rotary Position Sensor
Test & Measurement
LTKAK2-L Series 2 kA Surface Mount TVS Diode in Modified SMTO-218
The judges commented: “PCB space is always an issue when designing prototypes. These diodes provide a great push in this regard. Well done!” Congratulations!
MEMS-based PXI/PXIe RF multiplexer family [40/42-878]
Itech Electronic Co., Ltd.
IT2800 Graphical Source Measure Unit
Once again, all medalists and Honorable Mentions can use the winner logo in their marketing efforts: Please click here for the winner logo. Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners!
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