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Engineer Design

Los Angeles, California, United States
February 14, 2018

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Allan Knox II (

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Las Vegas, NV. 89169



Forty years increasing responsibility as an engineering technician, design engineer, project engineer, consultant, and applications engineer. I have worked in the fields of RF and microwave components, radar, computer and baseband video, and test and measurement. I have a patent for an improvement to existing VXI systems.


Knox Associates Design 4/02 to Pres.


Using Altium and Protel software, created a wide variety of products for a variety of clients, including medical, automotive, and semiconductor test and fabrication. Performed schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM creation, parts procurement, PCB assembly, and testing. Specialized in fast turnaround and low cost for engineering applications. Assembly of both commercial and military printed circuit board assemblies.

Micro Linear Corporation 4/01 to 4/02

Applications Engineer

Supported customers worldwide in the selection, use, and design development of wireless chipsets and networking IC’s, specifically WiFi and 10/100Mbps Ethernet Fiber and Copper Media Converter with Auto Negotiation. Trained field application engineers, made presentations to customers, management, and vendors. Created reference designs and evaluation boards. Edited data sheets and white papers and wrote application notes. Traveled to customer sites when needed.

Z-Communications 3/00 to 3/01

Sr. Applications Engineer

Supported customers and sales staff worldwide in the selection, use, and design of VCO and Synthesizer products. Created design specifications for new products for engineering input. Wrote application notes, test procedures, and press releases. Trained sales staff and spearheaded new project development efforts.

Data Device Corporation 5/99 to 11/99

Applications Engineer

Assisted customers and sales force covering eleven western states regarding the selection and utilization of various hybrid components such as power control hybrids, synchro to digital converters, and MIL STD 1553 terminal devices.

Racal Instruments 3/96 to 3/99

Project Engineer

Developed proposals, costs, and budgets for various RF and Microwave switch modules. Responsibilities included circuit design, parts selection and qualification, schedules, overseeing PCB layout and mechanical packaging, creating user manuals, CE certification, first article test, Entering all supporting documents into ERP system, and market ready analysis. First project was $40,000 under budget while meeting all design specifications. As core team leader I was also responsible for the direction of a cross-functional work team that consisted of members from various departments including operations, quality, sales and marketing, and finance. System design support on ARINC 429 and VXI aerospace test systems.

Knox Associates 2/87 to 2/90 and 6/94 to 3/96

Design Engineer

Consulted to various companies, such as Forrest Labs, EPD Electronics, Tracor Aerospace, Tanner Research, Microvoice, Haven Technology, etc. Designed and developed circuitry and prototype hardware, drawings, part lists, sources. Performed first article tests and debugging. Used various CAD programs to create PCB layouts and mechanical packaging. Performed precision phase tuning for Tracor Aerospace. Contracted with Hughes Space and Com to oversee testing of the communications shelf of the Weststar VII spacecraft.

Extron Electronics 3/90 to 6/94

Design Engineer

Designed entire line of video switching products for use with baseband and computer video, making the company both the technical and market leader. Achieved bandwidths in excess of 300 MHz for entire product line. Designed and coordinated major trade show events and taught classes to high profile customers and vendors.

Daico Industries 7/80 to 10/84 and 6/86 to 2/87

Product Development Manager

Supervised engineers and technicians performing first article testing on thin film hybrid product line for military aerospace applications per MIL-M-38510 and a few “S” level products. Products consisted of pin diode switches, attenuators and phase shifters operating from HF to 6 GHz. Analyzed and graphed data for conformance to customer specs and presentation to Chief engineer. Participated in design reviews. Performed specialized applications tests as requested. Managed capital equipment and calibration services per MIL-S-45662. Performed some early GaAs characterization for the development of next generation products. Designed PCB’s for test fixtures.

CXC Corporation 10/84 to 6/86

Member, Technical Staff

Responsible for bringing into production a broadband, RF modem (digital radio) used on state-of-the-art PBX system incorporating a ring architecture and an Ethernet token ring control. Supervised the first multi-node system installation at Bell South in Atlanta, Georgia. Developed test equipment for field verification. Trained factory personnel, wrote test procedures for use in production and in the field, and taught class on installation to customers and employees. Integrated hard disk into existing PBX design.

PacOrd 11/79 to 7/80

Field Engineer/Journeyman Marine Technician

Performed overhaul of entire radar system aboard the USS Bradley. System included salt-water loop, fresh water loop, compressed air loop, receivers, modulators, transmitters, waveguide, antenna, power supplies, and displays. Ordered repair parts and services. Created schedules and arranged milestone tests. Interfaced with the US Navy, shipyard (contractor). PacOrd (sub-contractor), and electrical union (IBEW).

KW Engineering

Engineering Technician 11/78 to 11/79

Tested and tuned lumped element RF and Microwave filters for military applications (typically Trident Missile Systems). Fabricated specialized parts and fixtures performed laser trimming, and swept frequency analysis.

United States Navy 7/75 to 11/78

Petty Officer Third Class, Communications Technician

Cross trained on Radar and attended ET “A” and ET “C” schools. Responsible for repairing and maintaining all shipboard electronics, including satellite navigation, LORAN. Radars, and HF and UHF transmitters and receivers.

Additional background, references, and education available on request.

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