Data Translation Named EDN 2002 Innovation of the Year Awards Finalist

1/28/2003 - Data Translation®, Inc. has been selected from a field of hundreds of candidates as a finalist in the EDN 2002 Innovation of the Year Awards competition. This exclusive awards program, sponsored by EDN Magazine, is dedicated to honoring truly outstanding engineering products in the electronics industry.

Products/technologies qualifying for a 2002 EDN Innovation award must have been introduced and commercially marketed from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002. A panel of EDN's technical editors selected finalist products in 18 categories. Data Translation had its DT9841 Fulcrum® II Series board selected in the Computers, Boards, and Buses category. A complete list of finalists in all categories will appear in the March 6, 2003 issue of EDN and on the EDN Access web site (

The DT9841 features a complete test and measurement system on one board. The system includes onboard processing running standard TI DSP BIOS, simultaneous operation of 24 bit analog input, 24 bit analog output, 24 bits of digital I/O, and 3-32 bit user counters on a single 6U card. Scalable operation of up to 8 cards gives unprecedented capability. It combines the ultra-fast TI C6711 with the world's most accurate data acquisition capability. Host connection is via USB 2.0 that is standard on all modern PCs at an impressive 480 Mbps.

Winners of the 2002 Innovation/Innovator of the Year Awards will be chosen by EDN's readers through an online ballot on the EDN Access Web site ( Finalists will be honored and winning products will be announced at EDN's Innovation/Innovator Awards ceremony on April 22, 2003 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco and published in the May 1, 2003 issue of EDN.

About EDN Magazine
EDN, the premier design magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Reed Business Information. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and EDN Access, the only full-content, EOEM publication and Web site.

About Data Translation
Data Translation, Inc. [NASDAQ: DATX] is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high performance data acquisition, imaging, machine vision, and digital video hardware and software systems. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., the ISO 9001-certified company has a worldwide presence, with distribution in more than 40 countries and subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. A commitment to open systems and total quality solutions is the hallmark of Data Translation. Information about Data Translation and its products can be found at

Data Translation and Fulcrum are registered trademarks of Data Translation.

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