It's customary to look back at the end of a year and see what the most popular articles were, and we are not going to ignore that custom. We are pleased to present the top items of 2011 at Medical Designline, and we are listing them below for you with links. This way, you can see what your fellow engineers found interesting, or maybe catch up on something you missed.
Unlike consumer publications, which like to use unusual or prime numbers on the theory that this attracts more eyeballs and attention ("17 ways to say it's over"; "37 ways to save money now"), we'll stick with a basic 12. We are listing top items #7 through #12 this week, and we'll do #1 through #6 next week.
A few points of which to be aware:
•If an article received a high number of page views in 2011, but was published (posted) before 2011, should we include it here? We made a judgment call and decided to stick only with those items which were first published in 2011. (There's no denying that some items published in 2010 and earlier are still going very strong.)
•Of course, articles which appeared later in the year have had less opportunity to get page views, compared to those which appeared earlier. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair.
One more thing: if you are interested in seeing which features received top page views at our sibling Designline sites, go to their respective home pages and you'll see similar "top articles" entries, each with a unique introduction and perspective by the respective site editor.
#12: Wireless body area networks: What engineers need to know
#11: Sterilization methods and impact on electronics in medical devices
#10: Security ICs provide device protection for medical equipment manufacturers
#9: Medical MEMS tackles knee replacement
#8: Bipolar vs. CMOS: Selecting the right IC for medical designs
#7: Taking a multicore DSP approach to medical ultrasound beamforming
Next week, we'll have items #1 through 6. Let me know what you think of this listing!
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