Highlights

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Nonlinearities

So…The K2-W Analog Computer Op Amp Has Mad Scientists’ Fingerprints on It (Part 1)

In the first of three parts, Andy hypothesizes that the K2-W Analog Computer Op Amp’s design has some unrevealed mad science in its input-stage design.
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Analog

Auto-Qualified Current-Sense Amp Features Low Offset and Drift, High CMR

The simple-in-theory, but harder-to-implement, resistor-based current-sensing challenge is eased by a precision amplifier.
Power

This Week in PowerBites: Big Power Innovation Comes in Tiny Packages

This week's PowerBites looks at advances occurring in less-obvious regions of the power sector, plus surprising news about the quiet boom occurring in grid-scale energy storage...
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Learning Resources

Modernizing the Factory Floor with Ethernet, TSN, and Advanced Processing

Sponsored by Texas Instruments: As factories transform to meet the digitization and connectivity needs of Industry 4.0, new services and streamlined efficiency will be the result...
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Power

A Brief History of Switching Power Supplies

The high-efficiency switching power supply has become a staple ingredient in many of today’s electronic systems. What is its origins and how has it evolved over the decades?
MCUs Leverage Cloud-Based Development Environment to Empower Software-Defined Vehicles
Processors

MCUs Leverage Cloud-Based Development Environment to Empower SDVs

The NXP S32 CoreRide platform addresses central-compute needs, while the company's cloud-based virtual development environment helps carmakers meet time-to-market demands.
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Software

Opening Up Linux for Automotive Applications

Taking advantage of Linux’s popularity and developer support, Elektrobit’s EB corbos Linux is designed for the automotive industry with ISO 26262 and ASIL B certifications.
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Sensors

Achieving Safety Through Sensing

To bring vehicle automation to the next level, designers seek next-generation ADAS solutions. This article examines tradeoffs for sensor options like LiDAR and looks at sensing...
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Automotive

Inertial Modules Equipped to Handle Functional Safety Up to ASIL B

This AEC-Q100-qualified IMU, which offers ASIL B compliance when used with a certified software library, consists of a 3-axis digital accelerometer and a 3-axis digital gyroscope...
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Power

Hybrid Inverters: A Potential Power Alternative for EVs?

The hybrid power inverter proposed by STMicroelectronics integrates SiC MOSFETs and IGBTs to boost power efficiency for less.