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Skills and Interests

Business and Research

As president of Ozark IC (2011-present) I've developed a number of commercial products, as well as led many industry-academic research projects.  As a graduate researcher at the University of Arkansas MSCAD Laboratory, and later as Applications Consultant for Lynguent, and later as President of Ozark IC, I've had the opportunity to participate as a primary collaborator in many funded research programs, including Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from NASA, JPL, DARPA and DTRA.  These grants have spanned problems ranging from  the effects of temperature and radiation on electronic components and manufacturing processes as well as basic modeling and process issues, such as qualify components for space.  See the home page for more information on related publications in these areas.

Skills and Interests

High-level Skills/Abilities

  • Grant Writing/Business Development
    • Successful author or co-author on over $5M of successful SBIR grant applications.
  • Productivity Tools
    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Work, Powerpoint, Access, etc)
    • Experience in graphic/3-D design (AutoCAD, Corel Draw, Inkscape, SketchUp)
  • Customer Support/Marketing Skills
    • Support/Marketing video recording and editing (Camtasia)
    • SalesForce CRM
    • Technical writing
      • Manuals
      • White Papers/Case Studies
      • Reports
    • Script/Custom Plugin development for platforms below

Through numerous projects in the analog, mixed-signal and digital arenas of integrated circuit design, I've had the opportunity to use and create a number of standard design automation tools and techniques. 

Technical Skills
  • Hardware Description Languages
    • Verilog, Verilog-A, Verilog-AMS
    • MAST
  • Programming Languages
    • Python (my recommended scripting language)
      • PyQT (GUI Builder)
    • Perl
    • C/C++
      • Qt (GUI Builder)
      • Analog Devices/TI DSP embedded
      • Synopsys VCS models
    • Assembly
      • MIPS
      • ARM
      • Motorola
      • HP PA-RISC (Helped verify chipset for Superdome while at HP)
      • Microchip (8 and 16 bit)
  • IC/Board Design Environments
    • Cadence Virtuoso
    • Mentor SystemVision
    • Mentor IC Workstation
    • Altera FPGA (ModelSim)
    • Orcad Capture (Cadence PSPICE)
  • Design Kits/Compact Models (Co-Authored or Authored the following custom compact models including SET radiation effects for several of these kits)
    • IBM 90nm, 65nm Bulk CMOS (BSIM4)
    • IBM 45nm SOI (BSIMSOI4)
  • Simulators (Expert in interfacing HDL interfaces of these simulators)
    • Berkeley SPICE (ngspice, spice3f5, pspice)
      • Expert with ADMS model compiler and CMCQA verification tool
    • Cadence Spectre
    • Cadence NCSIM (AMS Designer)
    • Mentor Eldo
    • Mentor QuestaSim
    • Synopsys HSPICE
    • Synopsys VCS
    • Dolphin SMASH