Proven skills in system architecture, electronics design, signal integrity, power integrity, EMI/EMC, manufacturing.

Drobo BeyondRAID Storage Arrays

Reliable, expandable storage for professionals and businesses
Drobo BeyondRAID Storage Arrays

Drobo BeyondRAID Storage Arrays

Lead electronic systems engineer for Drobo's BeyondRAID product line. Brought 4 products from prototype to production.

  • Company: Drobo
  • Role: Hardware Engineering Manager
  • Year: 2012-Present

HTC Media Link HD

Wireless HDMI companion to HTC One
HTC Media Link HD

HTC Media Link HD

I customized my miniature wireless HDMI receiver reference design PCB into a wireless video receiver accessory for HTC phones. Worked with HTC engineers in North Carolina, a San Francisco-based industrial designer, and a PCB layout engineer in Taiwan to go from concept to prototype in less than 6 months. Design included Qualcomm-Atheros 802.11n 1x1 radio, PCB-mounted antenna, power and thermal design constraints.

  • Company: Cavium
  • Role: Senior System Hardware Designer
  • Year: 2011

D-Link DIR-855 Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router

802.11n 3x3 + Gigabit Ethernet
D-Link DIR-855

D-Link DIR-855

Ubicom made proprietary network CPUs, and I was charged with creating bringup systems and reference designs for wireless routers and media endpoints. My dual-radio router reference design became a few different products for D-Link, including their high-end DIR-855.

  • Company: Ubicom
  • Role: Staff Systems Engineer
  • Year: 2004-2011

DP572 Dolby-E Decoder

Multichannel audio distribution for digital TV broadcast
Dolby DP572

DP572 Dolby-E Decoder

Led the development of the DP572 Dolby-E Decoder for multi-channel audio distribution in digital television broadcast studios. Worked with company officers and senior engineers in San Francisco and New York to define product specification in line with marketing goals. Designed product using four processors, a real-time operating system, Ethernet, and specialized video and digital audio interfaces.

  • Company: Dolby Laboratories
  • Role: Electronics Design Engineer
  • Year: 1998

Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer

Near-Earth space physics research

Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer

Supported engineers developing instruments for satellite-based space physics research. Designed electronics for electric field sensors and satellite power supply. Analyzed heat transfer to estimate transistor performance in the vacuum of space. Created procedures for instrument power supply acceptance test.

  • Company: UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
  • Role: Hardware Engineering Aide
  • Year: 1990-1995

QuickCam VC

USB1.0 video camera
QuickCam VC

Connectix QuickCam VC

Led USB1.0 development and manufacturing test program for QuickCam digital video cameras. Represented Connectix in the USB-IF and developer conferences. Demonstrated USB QuickCam VC to the press at Spring Comdex 1997. Developed and managed manufacturing test program. Recommended design changes that reduced manufacturing cost by more than 10%.

  • Company: Connectix Corporation
  • Role: Hardware Engineer
  • Year: 1995-1997

Excellence in Design

Electronic systems design engineer with passion for inventive design, tactical approach to achieving goals, collaborative leadership style. Recent experience in storage, wireless routers, network media endpoints, and LED driver and luminaire design.

Proven skills in system architecture, electronics and software design, signal integrity, power integrity, EMI/EMC, manufacturing. Project management, technical communications and team building. Managing design staff, contractors, and joint development with ODM. Schematic capture, PCB layout, fabrication and assembly, firmware.

Core competence

Electronics design: analog, digital, CPU/SOC, firmware
Schematic capture, PCB layout, board production & bringup
Signal integrity, EMI, power, thermal
Manufacturing program development

Technical Software

OrCAD, Allegro, PADS, Arena PLM