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Electrical Engineering Engineer

Portland, Oregon, United States
August 22, 2018

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Darwin George



Custom 32 Bit Micro Computer circuit design with Freescale/NXP processors, integrating Xilinx BGA FPGAs, and Ethernet, UART, I2C, SPI and USB peripherals.

Analog/Digital hardware circuit design

PCB design including schematic entry and PCB layout: Controlled impedances, minimizing EMI, impedance matching, trace and power/ground separation for analog/digital circuits, differential signal pair routing, PCB Stack-up, Blind/Buried Vias.

New Hardware PCB bring up using BDM interfacing

FPGA design (Xilinx Spartan-6) using Combination VHDL and schematic entry using ISE 14.7 suite.

Embedded Software design (C/C++, ASM), using GNU/GCC tool chain. System ASM start up code to Applications made of multi 1000’s of line of code/module, using Statics/Publics/OS Tasks/Reasonably complex data structures. Use of existing OO Source code but limited writing of OO code.

Experience writing drivers to interface with Ethernet, UART, I2C, SPI and USB peripherals.

Network stack design (TCP/IP/UDP-ARP/ICMP/TFTP/BOOTP)

Regulatory Compliance:- IEC 60601-1, ISO13485, ISO14971, FDA 21 CFR Part 803/806

Technical writing


Vidco, Inc. 1988 through 2017

Electronics Project Engineer / Engineering Program Mgr / Compliance Mgr

Develop product Engineering Instrument Specifications, including product Verification and Validation and all Life Cycle phases

Design Hardware Micro Computer Platforms

Developed application software using UCOS-II real-time OS, as well as Interrupt driven real-time software applications that used no OS at all.

Write Software in C/C++/ASM

Single and Multi-Patient Monitoring graphical user interfaces

Developed Ethernet Network/Serial Interface drivers to GE Healthcare and Corometrics Patient Monitors, Philiips IntelliVue and Fetal Patient monitors, Spacelabs patient monitor, Draeger Narco-Med gas machine. (Intimate knowledge of GE MC Unity Network Protocols)

Implement Xilinx CPLD and FPGA ( Spartan 2 / Spartan 6) designs and timing validation

Regulatory Compliance: IEC 60601-1, 60601-1-2, 60601-1-4, 60601-1-8, FDA 21 CFR

PCB Layout and Design

Responsible for maintaining Vidco’s Quality Management System and Regulatory Compliance

Memory System design


Scan conversion video display equipment to interface to GEODSS system (Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance to monitor Objects in Space), OEM contract with TRW as the prime systems contractor

MDP2000 Series Class 2 Medical devices for Single and Multi-Patient monitoring

Serial to Network Server with remote control access interface

Developed Network stack (TCP/IP/UDP-ARP/ICMP/TFTP/BOOTP) from scratch

Developed Interrupt based Real-Time OS


Associates Degree: Electronics Engineering Technology

Self-driven self-development and demonstrated product development over the years is a record showing equivalence to at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

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