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Australia’s best applications of programmable logic

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PROJECTS that demonstrate innovative use of programmable logic are being sought as part of the 2006 EDN Innovation Awards.

Sponsored by Braemac , the awards’ category for Best Application of Programmable Logic aims to recognise how programmable logic can add genuine product differentiation without the costs of ASIC development. The judges will be looking for how the design uses the flexibility of programmable chips to add features while reducing time to market. They will also take into consideration the software development and the way the design reuses intellectual property from previous products.

The 2006 EDN Innovation Awards are organised by EDN Australia, the design magazine of the Australian electronics industry and sister title to Electronics News. The awards program is sponsored by National Instruments and endorsed by the Australian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and Electronics Industry Association. The other five categories for this years’ awards are Best Student Project, sponsored by Altium ; Best Application of Test or Data Acquisition Equipment category, sponsored by Tyco Electronics ; Best Application of RF Design category, sponsored by Adilam ; Best Application of a Microcontroller; sponsored by Soanar ; and Best Application of Analogue Design, sponsored by Arrow Electronics . From the winners of these categories, one outstanding project will be presented with 2006 Innovator of the Year award, sponsored by National Instruments.

The deadline for entries is 8 May, with the winners being announced at a prestigious dinner event on 5 July held in conjunction with the Technology Futures Conference in Melbourne. Finalists and winners will receive well deserved publicity in Electronics News, www.ferret.com.au and other media outlets. Companies will also be able to use the EDN Innovation Awards logo in all their promotions.

For more information and an entry form, visit www.ferret.com.au/FerretAwards/EDNAwards.asp.

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