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 Expert  721945

Expert in Embedded Linux, Microcontroller Firmware, and Real-Time Operating Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been designing and writing computer software for over 30 years. He has programmed in C, Pascal, Fortran and assembly language. His primary emphasis is on applications related to data acquisition, instrumentation and embedded systems. His projects have included automotive engine analysis and crash testing, power supply monitoring and logic analyzer analysis tools.

Expert has worked with a number of multitasking, real-time operating systems including VxWorks, VRTX, MicroC/OS and Linux. His particular interest is at the level of the hardware/software interface involving device drivers and Board Support Packages.

For the past 15 years Expert has been teaching seminars on real-time operating systems, embedded Linux and Linux device drivers.

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computer software

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real-time embedded system software development

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multitasking operating system

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real-time operating system

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operating system

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Linux operating system

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firmware


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   M.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of California, Berkeley  
1968   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of California, Berkeley  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Founder and Principal Consultant

 

Expert provides consulting services in the field of embedded firmware and software, as well as some hardware design. He also teaches classes and seminars on real-time programming and operating systems.

1983 to 1989

 

DSP Technology

 


 

Software Engineering Manager

 

At DSP, Expert developed software at both the system and application level for high-speed data acquisition systems used for automotive crash testing and engine analysis.

1980 to 1983

 

Kernforschungsanlage, Julich, Germany

 

Central Electronics Laboratory

 

Gastwissenschaftler

 

Expert worked on a joint government-industry project exploring multi-microprocessor systems in industrial control and testing. He developed multi-processor extensions to a small, commercial real-time OS and a serial communication package based on DDCMP.

1977 to 1980

 

Standard Engineering Corp.

 


 

Senior Engineer

 

Expert designed computer interfaces and I/O modules for a nuclear instrumentation standard called CAMAC. He wrote RT-11 and RSX-11 device drivers for these modules.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of PATCA, the Professional and Technical Consultants Association.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is a popular instructor and seminar leader, and has authored two publications on the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - LLH Technology Publishing  
 - Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose  
 - Newnes  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1968 to 1974   Lawrence Berkeley Lab (AEC)   Design Engineer   At LBNL, Expert contributed to hardware design of scanning machines for bubble chamber film. He also did hardware design of terminal multiplexers and networking equipment for the lab's computer center.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In on-site reviews and phone consultations, Expert helped patent attorneys at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius understand the subtleties of the PCI bus protocol.
  • He regularly teaches seminars on real-time programming, Linux and the PCI bus. These seminars are presented through UC Berkeley Extension and are available for on-site presentation.
  • For FuturePlus, Inc., Expert developed software to analyze PCI and PCI-X bus transactions from logic analyzer trace data. This software runs on an Agilent Technologies logic analyzer and was developed using an Agilent tool called the Tool Development Kit (TDK). The lack of debugging facilities in TDK necessitated the development of a simulation environment to allow testing on a PC using Visual C++.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1998   Europe and Asia   Expert participated in several seminar tours sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company (now Agilent Technologies) making presentations to H-P's customers on various aspects of embedded system development with an emphasis on using H-P tools to solve problems.
1991 to 1997   Korea   He provided occasional on-site troubleshooting and upgrades for the control system of a casting machine at the Seoul Steel Company in Inchon, Korea. In 1997, he proposed and began work on replacing the obsolete LSI-11 based system with contemporary hardware based on an industrial PC. Unfortunately, this project was not completed as Seoul Steel declared bankruptcy during the Asian economic crisis of 1997.
1980 to 1983   Germany   At the Kernforschungsanlage, Expert worked on a joint government-industry project exploring multi-microprocessor systems in industrial control and testing. He developed multi-processor extensions to a small commercial real-time OS and a serial communication package based on DDCMP. He was also involved in standards development efforts for CAMAC, an electronic packaging standard used in the nuclear research industry.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Having lived in Germany on two separate occasions for a total of 4-1/2 years, Expert is reasonably proficient at spoken and written German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert is a popular seminar leader having developed 2- and 3-day seminars on real-time programming, the Linux operating system and the PCI bus. Expert offers these short courses and seminars through UC Berkeley Extension, or as a customized in-house presentation.


 

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