The reliance of society on electronics invokes fear in terms of what happens when an Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP disables these electronics. This conversation came up recently.
Some ideal operational amplifier (often op-amp or opamp) configurations assume that the feedback resistors exhibit perfect matching. In practice, resistor nonidealities can affect various circuit parameters such as common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), harmonic distortion, and stability.
Analog Devices and Linear Technology announced that they will combine.
Will the designer no longer be able to run corner simulations with confidence - are statistical simulations the only viable option?
Analog ASICs offer an alternative that deserves serious consideration, despite the huge number of excellent, off-the-shelf analog ICs.