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 Expert  723212

Expert in IC Design, Phase Locked Loop, Electronics, Analog, RF, RFIC, VCO, Voltage Controlled Oscillator, DSP

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Twenty three years of experience in integrated circuit design focused on radio frequency (high speed) circuits, analog, phase locked loops (PLLs) and oscillators. Holds 10 patents to his name in these areas. Worked as expert witness or litigation consultant in PLL and RFIC. Topic of research in oscillators and PLLs.

Experienced in preparing and giving professional training courses in PLL, IC design and Bicmos mixed signal design.

DESIGN specialist in Phase-Locked Loops (PLL/DLL), VCO, ADC, DAC, DDS, Synthesizers, Sigma-Delta, ATE, SONET and other analog high speed blocks. Designed in Bipolar (SiGe), CMOS and GaAs technologies. Strong DSP background.


circuit design


electrical oscillator


electronic circuit design




phase-locked loop


radio frequency circuit


HSPICE software

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   BSEE   Electronics and Physics   U.S. Naval Academy   With Honors. Dual Major in Physics
1978   MEE   Electronics   Cornell University  
1997   None   VCO and phase noise   U.C. San Diego   Researcher for 4 years

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to 2006


IC Design Consultants




Consulting in IC design for Analog/RF Expert witness

2001 to 2003






1998 to 2001


Newport Communications (Broadcom)


Senior Staff


One of first 5 engineers hired for start-up

1991 to 1997


Applied Micro Circuits


Senior Design engineer


Lead in R&D on 2.5G Sonet.





Design Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

IEEE Senior Member

Professional Appointments

Member of Technical Program Committee, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 1994-1999.

Publications and Patents Summary

Holds 9 patents Numerous publications in PLL and VCO.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Photonics West  
 - RFIC Symposium  
 - International Solid State Circuits Conference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Litigation work as expert witness for Qualcomm, on high profile case at the International Trade Commission, 2006. Expert report, rebuttal, deposition and in-court. Qualcomm won case.
  • Circuit design for Silicon modulator for optical market. Fab interface for SiGe foundry.
  • Design of broad frequency VCOs for microwave synthesizers.
  • Analysis of 1/f phase noise problem in PLLs done in Silicon on Saffire (SOS).
  • Litigation on inventorship between Johnson's Controls and Mr. Bassali.Expert report and deposition. Case settled in 2013.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Radio testing expert for consulting on Need same-channel RF signal isolation advice.
  • Expert in Pierce oscillator design for consulting on analyzing circuit parameters.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
International Trade Commission, March 2006
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in GPS circuit design for consulting on contract litigation.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Custom Integrated Circuits Conference 1997 and 1998, educational session on High Speed Design of Mixed Signal Circuits.


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