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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
May 29, 2018

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Steven Minichiello

** **** ******, ******* *****, CA, 90254 818-***-**** social media: linked-in Electrical Engineering Career Profile:

An exceptional Electrical Engineering product consultant with a diverse exposure of cutting-edge R & D, and innovative design experience promoting High-Tech, High-Impact, and High-Margin Electronic Systems for over 30 years. A history is that of Executive-level Management, System Architecture, and Implementation experience covering all phases of Electronics Hardware & Firmware Design; from original ideas and project planning, to completion large complex electronic systems. A pro-active developer with the ability to oversee and execute business strategies, performed most effectively by opening channels of communication and encouraging team-oriented relationships within the organization, as well as with outside business related partnerships. Electronics Technologies Areas of Expertise:

Providing many specialized electronic technologies throughout the years:

• RF & Wireless Transceivers

• RFID, NFC, BLE, WiFi, Zigbee

• ARM / Atom MicroServers

• 4K/HD Intelligent Displays

• High Performance Computing

• FPGA / CPLD State Machines

• 10 Gigabit Switched Fabrics

• IoT and Wearable Technologies

• RTOS Embedded Systems

• EMC / EMI / RFI Compliance

• Visible & Infrared Cameras

• Digital Signal Processing

• Solar and Energy Harvesting

• Software Defined Radio (SDR)

• Low Voltage & Battery ICs

• SMPS Power Conversion

• Remote Sensor Monitoring

• Telecommunication Fiber Optics

• Multi-Axis Robot Systems

• Instrument & Flight Systems

• Biomedical Test Equipment

Industry and Vertical Market Exposure:

Serving companies specific to these market segments, along with the standards that are unique to their product and market needs:

• Military / Defense

• Aviation / Avionics

• Industrial/Scientific

• Aerospace / Space

• Marine / Nautical

• Computing & Data Storage

• Biomedical / Medical Devices

• Automotive / Locomotive

• Consumer / Commercial

Applied Engineering Work Experience: Note: © = Consulting Work SCI Systems, Huntsville, AL RF - Wireless System Architect © Mar 2017 - Apr 2017 Technology research of Spread Spectrum multiplexed and Ultra Wide-Band (UWB) modulation for encrypted NSA Type 1 communications. Crowdfunding (Private), Portland, OR RF –Wireless IoT System Engineer © Sep 2015 - Feb 2017 System Architect and Hardware Engineering of Phased-Array Antennas and Software Defined Radio (SDR) for the green energy marketplace. FLIR Systems, Goleta, CA Senior Systems Engineer © Apr 2015 - Jul 2015 Product production-readiness of Infrared (IR) and Visible Camera system used for high-end shipboard navigation, safety and surveillance. Silver Lining Systems, El Segundo, CA Technical Program Manager © Aug 2014 - Jan 2015 Management and System Engineering of 2 Rack Unit (RU), 48-node quad-core A15 ARM-based microservers into the CDN marketplace. Crowdfunding (Private), Los Angeles, CA IoT Bluetooth (BLE) Wearable Engineer © Mar 2014 - Jun 2014 System Hardware Engineering of IoT Bluetooth 4.0 BLE wearable that links to iPhone for Apple Notifications Center Service (ANCS) messages. Mobile Technologies Inc., Hillsboro, OR RF - Wireless System Engineer © Aug 2012 - Oct 2012 Electronic technology research, experimentation, and system analysis of theft-deterrent technologies for consumer merchandize kiosks. Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR System-on-Chip Silicon Validation Engineer © Oct 2011 - May 2012 System Hardware Engineering of Intel’s latest generation of Quad-Core Atom System-on-Chip (SoC) processor silicon Validation Platform. Page 2 of 4

Eye Photo Systems, Portland, OR Bio-Medical Device Engineer © Mar 2011 - Sep 2011 System Hardware Engineering of high-resolution camera imaging electronics used for Ophthalmological examinations. VeriFone (Hypercom), Scottsdale, AZ System-on-Chip Architecture Engineer © Sep 2010 - Jan 2011 System architecture and research of next generation of countertop, mobile (wireless), and multi-lane, Point-Of-Sale (POS) SoC electronics. Breeze-Eastern, Union, NJ Senior Systems & Mixed-Signal Engineer © Oct 2008 - Apr 2009 System architecture, engineering and documentation of next generation hydraulic Internal Cargo Winch System (ICWS) developed for the latest generation of CH-53K Marine transport helicopter. Comfort Master, City of Industry, CA Power Electronics Engineer © Apr 2008 - Sep 2008 Review, and problem resolution of a 12-channel, high current (up to 50A), 6.5KW @ 13.5VDC power Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) designed for Semi Trucking Industry in compliance with CA anti-idling emission laws. Dakar Technology, Torrance, CA Director of Hardware Engineering Apr 2007 - Jan 2008 Director of Hardware Engineering for an automotive navigation / telematics / infotainment / diagnostic in-car computer with a multi-function integrated product team consisting of: analog, digital, embedded, mechanical, video, and wireless disciplines. eCinema Systems, Santa Clarita, CA Color Corrected LCD Engineer © Jul 2006 - Apr 2007 Project Engineering of Society of Motion Picture, Television, and Entertainment (SMPTE) grade, color-corrected Liquid-Crystal Displays (LCD) for post-production professional-grade video editing. Teledyne Controls, El Segundo, CA Signal Integrity Engineer © Sep 2005 - Dec 2006 Signal Diagnostics and Analysis of non-standard (extended length) use of USB2.0 to link a Flight Ready On-board Information Terminal (OIT) to an embedded controller used on an Airbus A380 commercial aircraft. Oregon RFID, Portland, OR Chief Product Design Engineer © Jun 2005 - Nov 2006 Chief Product Design Engineer of RFID data-logging electronics for the environmental studies of salmon in the Pacific Northwest and studies of horned lizards in the Southwest (California / Arizona / New Mexico). Woodward (HR Textron), Valencia, CA System Hardware Engineer © Mar 2005 - Dec 2005 Hardware System Design Engineer of US Navy Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS) using ATK M44 30/40mm Chain Gun C3 subsystem designed for MH-60B 'Seahawk' helicopter. Intel Corporation, DuPont, WA Chief System Architect Engineer © Jun 2004 - Jan 2005 Chief System Architect for Intel's propriety "Fully Buffered DIMM" (FBD) serial memory interface trace/debugging test equipment. Infinium Labs, Seattle, WA Chief Hardware Architect Engineer © March 2004 - May 2004 Chief Hardware Architect of secure connection, real-time PC gaming titles for broadband "gaming on demand" set top for a $15M VC start-up. Fulcrum Electronics, Santa Monica, CA Chief Project Architect Engineer © Sep 2001 - Jun 2003 Chief Design Architect and Lead Engineer of an Pininfarina-styled advanced notebook computer targeted to high end consumer market. Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE), Van Nuys, CA System-on-Chip Hardware Engineer © May 2001 - Aug 2001 Embedded Hardware Engineer to develop an Intelligent Bar Code Scanning Point-Of-Sale (POS) Terminal. Digitalscape, Lake Forest, CA System Architect / Project Engineer © Sep 1999 - Jan 2001 Chief Architect of a triple-Intel 2-Way 'bricks' in 1U form factor server for animation render farms, and NAS/SAN/RAID/JBOD applications. Page 3 of 4

Medtronics (Medical Research Group), Sylmar, CA Bio-Medical Device Engineer © Feb 1999 - Sep 1999 System Test Engineer of Implantable Artificial Pancreas medical device, exterior control, and production test electronics. GE Interlogix (Sentrol), Tualatin, OR Embedded Hardware Engineer © Aug 1998 - Jan 1999 Embedded Hardware Engineer of wireless security control panels for industrial and residential applications. L-3 Communications, Anaheim, CA Embedded Hardware Engineer © Sep 1997 - Jun 1998 Embedded Hardware Engineer of ruggedized intelligent QNX OS LCD terminal for GE-Harris Locomotive. Spectrian (American Microwave Tech), Brea, CA Embedded Hardware Engineer © Sept 1996 - Dec 1996 Hardware design of 900 MHz single-channel multi-carrier RF power amplifier electronics used for 2G Analog/TDMA/CDMA Cellular market. Adams-Rite Aerospace, Glendale, CA Avionics Project Engineer © Jun 1996 - Aug 1996 Analog Electronics Project Engineer of Infra-Red (IR) activated hydraulic electronics used on Lear Jet aircraft. Xerox Corporation, El Segundo, CA Embedded Systems Hardware Engineer © Aug 1995 - Jun 1996 Embedded Hardware Engineer of 600 dpi @100 page-per-minute (ppm), 6-color high-end Xerox Docutech printer. AC-Delco (Hughes Power Products), Culver City, CA Automotive Electronics Engineer © Sep 1993 - May 1995 Power Electronics Engineer developing a High-Intensity Display (HID) headlight for General Motors (GM) automotive applications. ASML (SVG-Thermco), Orange, CA Systems Architect / Project Manager © Jan 1993 - Sep 1993 Lead Architect for complete redesign of (2) Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) VME racks (Wafer Motion Control & Process Control Interlocks). Hopkins Imaging Systems, Pasadena, CA Video Project Engineer © Oct 1992 - Dec 1992 Video Project Engineer of real time Infra-Red (IR) night-viewing display for M1-A1 'Abrams' tank. Lockheed (Loral EOS), Pomona, CA Military Systems Engineer © Nov 1990 - June 1992 Systems Engineer of Air Ground Engagement System (AGES) II laser simulators for U.S Army (CH-47, OH-58, UH-60, AH-64A) helicopters. Leach Corp, Buena Park, CA Hybrid Design Engineer & CAD Engineer © Aug 1990 - Oct 1990 CAD department Consultant for R & D projects of PM CAE/CAD Group transitioning from Intergraph VAX to PC platform. Vertel (Retix), Santa Monica, CA Project Engineer & CAD Dept Manager Oct 1989 - Jul 1990 Project Engineer for 10Mb/s Ethernet (802.3i) bridge, bridge-router and router communication products. MacroCAD Design, Winter Park, FL Surface Mount Technology (SMT) PCB Designer Mar 1989 - Sep 1989 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer for PCB design house with notable clients such as Martin Marietta, NCR, and Scientific Atlanta. GE Aerostats, Melbourne, FL RF Telemetry Hardware Engineer © Nov 1988 - Feb 1989 Design of X-band AN/APS-128 RADAR Tethered Sea-Based Aerostat System (SBAS) RF Surveillance hardware for the U.S. Coast Guard. Sparton Electronics, De Leon Springs, FL RF Surveillance Hardware Engineer © Jan 1987 - Sep 1988 Design of submarine detection, acoustic SONAR surveillance sonobuoys (AN/SSQ-47/SSQ-53/SSQ-62/SSQ-77) deliverable to the U.S. Navy. Page 4 of 4

Electronics Disciplines:


• Digital: Microcontrollers, Memory (Flash, RAM, ROM), FIFOs, UARTs, Timer/Counters, PWM

• Linear: VCO/PLL/DLL, ADC/DAC, Sensors (Pressure, Accelerometer), Voice Synth., Drivers

• RF: LNA, Mixer, Filter, Attenuator, Modulator, Detector, MMIC, Comb/Split, Feed, Antennas

• Analog: Amplifiers (Voltage/Current/Power), Filters, Comparators, Logarithmic, Multipliers

• Sensors: Temp, Altitude, Humidity, Accelerometer, Gyro, Magnetic, Compass, Photo, Chemical

• Motion: PWM, Brush, BLDC, Stepper & Servo Motors, LVDTs, Gyro, Synchro, Multi-Axis Controllers

• Power: Linear (LDO) & Switching (POL, Charge-Pump, Buck/Boost, Flyback, PFC) Regulators

• Display: LED/OLEDs, TFT/STN LCD Flat Panels, Inverters/CCFTs, ELDs, CRTs, Plasma, VFDs

• Optical: Fiber (SM/MM), Solar & CdS Cells, Opto-Isolators, Lasers, Encoders, Sensors, CCD Bus Standards:

• Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/a/n). Wi-Max, Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+, UWB, Zigbee (802.15.4), RFID / NFC


• PCI-Express, Rapid I/O, Rocket I/O, Infiniband EDR, USB3.1, IEEE-1394b (Firewire, iLink)

• PCI-X/64/32, EISA/ISA/MC, PCMCIA/PC Card/Cardbus (S/PDIF), IEEE-1284 (parallel)


• SATA/PATA/ATAPI-133/100/66, SAS/iSCSI/SCSI-III/II/I (fast & wide), Fibre Channel

• MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC-429, SMB/I2C/I2S/SPI/Microwire, CAN / CIA, RS-485/422/423/232

• MCH/ICH, IGP/MCP, FSB/MSB, AGP 8x/4x/2x/1x, HyperTransport, LPC/SIO, AC’97 / MC’97

• DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M / 292M), SD-HDI, LVDS, VGA, RGB, IrDA CAE/CAD Software:

• Schematics: OrCAD (Capture), Altium (DXP), Mentor (DxDesigner), Synopsis (ViewLogic)

• Signal Integrity: OrCAD (PSpice), Altium (XSpice), Mentor (Hyperlynx, XTK), NI (Multisim)

• Radio Frequency: Ansys HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, Agilent ADS, NI AWR, Sonnet, FEKO

• PCB Design: Cadence (Allegro), OrCAD (Layout), Altium (P-CAD), Mentor (PADS PowerPCB)

• FPGAs: Xilinix (ISE), Altera (Quartus II, Max+Plus II), Lattice (ispLever), Actel (Libero IDE)

• Programming: C/C++, Assembly, VHDL, Verilog, Perl/Tk/Tcl, PIC Basic, Max FORTH, FreeRTOS

• IDEs: Keil MDK, IAR EW, Codewarrior, Code Composer Studio, Eclipse/GCC, Kinetis KDS, MISRA

• Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, InfoPath; Apple (Mac OS) Compliance Standards:

• Regulatory: FDA, UL, CSA, TUV, CE, CB, VCCI, WEEE

• Medical: MDD / 93 / 42 / EEC, IEC EN 60601-1 (& all collateral)

• Emissions: IEC EN 61000 -1 thru -11, FCC (class A, B), CISPR, EMC / EMI / RFI / EMP

• Testability: JTAG (IEEE-1532, IEEE-1149), Intel ITP, IPC

• Reliability: FMEA, FRACAS, SSA, FTA, MIL-HDBK-217F, MIL-STD-1629, IEC EN 62380

• Safety: SAE ARP4761 FHA, PSSA, SSA, FTA, DD, MA, CCA

• Quality: ISO 900*-****-****, IPC, ISHM (MIL-PRF-38534)

• Avionics: DO-254, DO-178B, DO-160, DO-297, SAE ( ARP4754 ) Educational Background:

Optical Fiber Communications, Cert. University of California - Los Angeles, CA May 1996 Electrical Engineering, Micro-Masters University of California - Irvine, CA Nov 1995 Electrical Engineering, Bachelors Pennsylvania State - State College, PA Dec 1985 Engineering - Associates Bucks County Community College - Newtown, PA May 1983 Interests & Hobbies:

Crowd-Funding & Start-Up companies, Robotics, Warbirds (P-38, P-47, P-51, P-61, F4U, A-26), Performance Cars (Mustang, Shelby, Cobra), Solar Energy, 'Think Green' Technologies, Board Games & Puzzles, US Paper Money (large & small), Amateur Radio (Extra Class), Tuna Can RF Projects, Traveling to Caribbean and Pacific Islands, Geocaching & Orienteering, Geology, Camping & Hiking, Biking, Bowling, Fine Dining, French Impressionism Art, Music with Brass Instruments, Model Rocketry, Watches, Critiquing Movies, and Korean/Japanese Pop Cultures.

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