Creative problem-solver with extensive experience in electronics design, architecture, and applications; demonstrated ability to identify customer needs and synthesize them into successful products.
- Member of Technical Program Committee, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Presented “Wearable System Power Analysis and Optimization”, 2015
Two United States Patents
- US Patent #6,122,735, “Fault resilient boot circuit using ring counter”, issued September 19, 2000
- US Patent #5,790,430, “Variable speed fan failure detector”, issued August 4, 1998
- “A Chimera of Standards, or the Challenges of Adapting Prototyping Standards,” EDN, Jan. 2015
- “Wearable Weight Loss - Slim Down Wellness Devices with Better Energy Efficiency,” elektronikJOURNAL, Nov. 2014
California Institute of Technology: B.S.E.E. 1996
- System Architecture: IoT, Wearable, Embedded, Video, Computer
- Hardware Design: ASIC, FPGA, Microcontrollers, Boards, Systems
- Software Development: Embedded C/C++, JAVA, Perl, JavaScrip
Maxim Integrated, 2011 - Present: PMTS Product Definer
This is a customer facing system architect role. Presents the value proposition to customers and gathers feedback to drive new compelling solutions to market.
- Defined industry’s leading wearable power management portfolio
- Content creation including published articles, application notes, and ARM TechCon presentation
- Designed evaluation kits from concept through production; modernized features and improved ease of use to grow demand more than tenfold
- Developed embedded firmware in C and C++ for demonstrations and production test
- My rapid prototyping platform became standard building block for Maxim evaluation kits
Avnet, 2008-2011: Field Applications Engineer
Provided technical sales and support for a wide range of customers in the state of Washington. Delivered custom presentations highlighting key technologies based on detailed analysis of customers’ needs.
- Bronze Certified Xilinx Field Applications Engineer
- Supported Maxim, Xilinx, Intel, Cypress, NXP, ST, Lattice
Mathstar, 2007-2008: Senior Systems Engineer
Lead the system-level engineering effort to support Field Programmable Object Arrays. Designed boards for demonstration and validation of FPOAs.
- Designed IoT network connected validation system
Omneon Video Networks, 2004-2007: Senior Design Engineer
Designed modular real-time audio/video broadcast servers.
- Hardware development including: system architecture, component selection, FPGA development, schematic capture, layout supervisions, compliance testing, signal integrity.
- Worked with technologies including: Ethernet, Fibre Channel, HD-SDI, PCI, PCI Express, 1394, USB
Welch Allyn, 2003-2004: Electronics Engineer
Part of the Product Optimization Group for portable battery-powered patient monitors. Handled manufacturing issues, component obsolescence, and compliance with regulatory changes.
Focus Enhancements, 2001-2002: ASIC Design Engineer
Designed VGA to TV scan conversion ASICs in Verilog. Worked with video scaling, color conversion, VGA, NTSC, PAL, HDTV
- Developed a closed caption waveform generator in Verilog
- Automated the build-and-test environment to visually display simulation results
Geocast Network Systems, 1999-2001: Design Engineer
Performed many roles as a board design engineer in a small startup.
- Created ATSC playback system on extremely aggressive schedule to evaluate demodulators at CES
- Designed the ATSC data receiver using custom MIPS chipset
Intel Corporation, 1996-1999: Design Engineer
- Board Design Engineer responsible for the first Merced/460GX server processor board
- System Design Engineer working with quad-processor server enclosures