NXP and Mouser launch new design contest combining multiple

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2014
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NXP and Mouser launch new design contest combining
multiple NXP Business Units and products
The 2015 Big I.D.E.A. utilizes NXP’s Dual PCB Configurable Logic and other products for a unified
Electronica, Munich, November 11 2014 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today introduced their line of
multi-gate, multifunction, dual PCB configurable logic devices with Schmitt-trigger inputs. By offering more flexibility in
the combinations of logic functions that can be achieved, NXP Logic allows design flexibility, reduced inventory cost and
faster qualification in customer’s applications.
Clifford Lloyd, Business Development Director for NXP’s Logic Business Line who will be presenting to editors and
analysts at Electronica, says “To improve design flexibility there has been an increase in the demand for combination logic
devices. The dual configurable logic devices combine two or more different functions in a single package offering the
flexibility to configure them separately. As a result, engineers will always have glue logic readily available to create design
solutions efficiently and economically.”
The Dual PCB Configurable Logic product line will be the centrepiece in design contest featuring products from other NXP
Business Units, including Smart Analog, Load Switches, Protection and Filtering, Small Signal Mosfets, Small Signal
Diodes, and other devices on the same evaluation board.
The Dual PCB Configurable Logic Contest will be this year’s entry in the 2015 Big I.D.E.A. (International Design
Engineering Award) Sponsored by NXP and Mouser. The Big Idea will launch worldwide January 1, 2015 with huge cash
and merchandise awards for the most creative design using all the NXP products together in one application solution.
Developed by Convergence Promotions, the Big I.D.E.A. offers many great prizes. Starting January 1, 2015, the contest
will entail engineers navigating from the sign-up process, through an on-line schematic tool, to working with a demo board
in the final submission. Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of every stage of the contest, so more engineers can qualify,
regardless of how far they go in the contest.
According to Glenn ImObersteg, President of Convergence, “This is the first time a contest of this scope has been attempted
in the embedded industry. Normally, design contests feature just a MCU or other product from a supplier, but by bringing
many of the business units and products at NXP together for this one effort, we can really demonstrate some of the products
that NXP can offer the design community.”
For more information: www.thebigidea2015.com