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Bill Schweber (Jaffa Eng'g) is an EE who has written three textbooks, hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. He worked as a web-site manager for for EE Times, as well as both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN. At Analog Devices, Bill was in marketing communications (PR) and on the other side of the PR function, presenting and company products, stories, and messages to the media. Prior to Analog, Bill worked in product marketing and applications engineering groups. Bill also did hands-on analog- and power-circuit design and systems integration for materials-testing machine controls at Instron Corp. He has an MSEE (Univ. of Mass) and BSEE (Columbia Univ.), is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license. Bill has also planned, written, and presented on-line courses on a variety of engineering topics, including MOSFET basics, ADC selection, and driving LEDs.

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    • A little current drain here, a little bit there, and within a few days, your car may not start due to all those little power vampires sucking life from the battery.

    • New devices leverage high-performance, low-cost sensing technologies and signal processing to develop radically new ways to non-invasively address medical-instrumentation challenges.

    • There are niche needs and opportunities for highly non-standard power cells, especially for use in living creatures that require biocompatible batteries.

    • I hope you'll like this course! Even if you are not doing power-supply subsystem design, I suspect you'll find this worthwhile. And a properly structured, solid supply is one less thing to worry about in your team's design, development, and debug. Do it right and you won't have frustrating headaches as your design cycle moves forward towards product release. Of course, I welcome your comments and your ideas for follow-up courses.--Bill Schweber