The challenge with Linear parts is finding a way to justify using a $3 regulator IC when a $1 part seems to be available elsewhere. Clearly, performance alone can sometimes be a decider, but a good design doesn't rely on having precise power supplies.
Parts count is also a problem, Linear are very flexible but often need more support parts.
That said, Linear are such nice people to deal with, I always go there first with a new design just in case their solution does turn out to be a winner!
Blog That A-Ha Moment Larry Desjardin 4 comments Have you ever had an a-ha moment? Sure, you have. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or ...