I get a good chuckle over TI's use of the TPS prefix in their regulator lineup. I have the cover sheet for the TPS54310 data sheet pinned up on my cube wall. Bill Lumbergh would have loved this - a genuine TPS report.
In a low-level analog environment the LDOs keep the supply nice and clean. Swiitchers on the other hand scream like a banshee. Just try scope probing those little analog signals with that switcher howling away.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.