An increasing amount of automotive electronics requires innovative low-power techniques

Kolanko, Frank
October 2003
Portable Design;Oct2003, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p13
Focuses on innovative low-power techniques for automotive electronics. Typical electronic modules found in automobiles; Approaches to running systems more efficiently; Strategy for increasing the power efficiency of voltage sources; Features of available linear regulators that reduce sleep mode currents.


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