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 Expert  712047

Expert in Microcontroller-based Product Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Most of the projects expert has been involved with have been real-time dependent. He has designed high-speed bit-slice-based data acquisition units for military aircraft radar, high-speed machinery controls, home automation, cordless telephones, fitness equipment, arcade games, and other consumer products. These products require response times ranging from nanoseconds to milliseconds.

Expert was the lead Software Designer and System Hardware Architect in the development of AT&T's highly successful HT5000 series of cordless telephones. First introduced in 1985, these telephones were the first microcontroller-based cordless telephones ever marketed. Expert played a larger role than mere software development--he was active in product planning, feature definition, cost reduction, and hardware design of the HT 5000 series and its derivatives. He is also co-inventor of an award-winning battery-life-extending patent that has generated significant income to AT&T via cross-licensing.

In addition to his involvement in AT&T's cordless telephone design, Expert has also been involved with wireless control development using diffuse infrared (IR). He is also active in AC power-line control techniques (X-10 and related interfaces, vendor ICs for Powerline Modems). He tracks developments and devices involved with the recently introduced IrDa standard for infrared data transmission.

Expert's favorite design projects are those centered around a microcontroller-based control element. He has been involved in a wide variety of microcontroller-based designs for consumer, industrial, and military applications. His firm provides complete turnkey development facilities for microcontroller hardware and software development using devices made by Intel, Motorola, Texas Instruments, PIC Microchip, National, and others. In addition to software design, Expert's participation typically includes involvement in real-time operations, hardware design, system design, product conceptualization, and PCB design. His broad technical exposure combined with his business perception and experience allow him to contribute significantly in product definition, design-to-cost, and design-for-manufacture activities.

Expert has been an engineering "generalist" for 20 years and has expertise designing control systems, switching power supplies, data acquisition circuitry, sensor conditioning, and TTL/CMOS digital logic circuitry. He has designed dimming control devices for HID and HPS lamps in the high-voltage lighting ballast field. About the only area he has not had significant design experience is RF design. As a result of his broad design exposure, he has been retained as Electronic Design Magazine's Consulting Editor for its most popular regular feature, Ideas for Design.

Expert has been involved with custom and OEM-based embedded systems. On the OEM side, he has experience with STD-BUS, PC/104, MicroMint, and Z-World control cards. He has developed, debugged, and consulted on hardware and software aspects of these systems. His software experiences have been in assembler, Microsoft C, and Archimedes C.

In addition to his hardware-based, real-time, and OEM systems solutions, expert has been involved with system-level software design. He recently developed a PC-based, menu-driven support application ("Custom Software Generator") for an alarm company that allows field personnel to select devices and define the system configuration and system options in a menu-based environment using a laptop. This application then compiles the configuration and performs a download to the hardware host. His software experiences in this area have involved 8Ox86 Assembly and Microsoft C.


real-time software


real-time embedded system software development


real-time programming


real-time system


wireless data transmission




hardware engineering


embedded computer system


embedded processing


embedded software


embedded system software development


software system development






microprocessor circuit


microprocessor-based biomedical instrument

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   BS   Electrical Engineering   The Cooper Union  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1978 to




Electronics Consultant


1975 to 1978


CardionElectronics, Trio Labs, and Raytheon Company


Design Engineer- General Instruments


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of IEEE's Consumer Electronics Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

Professional Appointments

Expert is the Ideas for Design Consulting Editor for Electronic Design Magazine. Expert was the Chairman of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern New Jersey.


He received AT&T's Charles F. Scribner Trophy recognizing patents of significant commercial importance.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Lighting expert for consulting on Characteristics of fluorescent lighting used in commercial/industrial applications world wide.
  • Expert in Bluetooth technology for consulting on strain gauge.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on cordless phone, IP telephony and related data conversion technology.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Singapore   Expert spent more than a month in Singapore acting as a design/architecture consultant for AT&T's design team.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: Real-time control systems, PCB design, manufacture, and contract assembly, Industrial and mechanical design (including 3D and rapid prototyping).

Other Skills and Services

Expert did post-graduate work at Northeastern University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York.


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