RANJAN KANAKAPURA NAVANEETH
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ranjankanakapura 813-***-**** Denver, CO firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMARY
Productive RF Test Engineer experienced in wireless radio frequency and microwave circuits and systems, including measurements, fabrication and computer-aided design at both component and in sub -system levels using Advanced Design System (ADS) and AWR Microwave Office.
Skilled in signal integrity measurements using RF testing-equipment such as Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Noise meters & Power meter to measure dispersion, attenuation, ISI, BER, Timing Jitter, TDR.
A good understanding on eye diagrams to measure the signal impairments in physical layer and perform end to end SERDES analysis.
Knowledge on different mobile technologies like GSM, WCDMA, LTE and 802.11. EDUCATION
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL May 2017 Core GPA: 3.4/4
Relevant Coursework: Antenna Theory, RF/Microwave for Active and Passive Devices, RF Microwave Power Amplifier design, Wireless Circuits/Systems Lab, MMIC Design, Mobile and Personal Communications, Digital Communications, Wireless Network Architecture, IC Technology, Broadband Communication, MEMS, Modems/DSP. Bachelor of Electronics & Instrumentation, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India June 2014 GPA: 8.9/10
SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS
Software: Keysight ADS, ANSYS HFSS, AWR Microwave Office, Mathcad, MATLAB, VHDL, Embedded C, C++.
Data retrieval, plotting, and analysis tools: JMP, Minitab, Microsoft Excel
“Keysight RF and Microwave Industry-Ready student certification” conducted by Keysight Technologies
Online Udemy certification on “Basic principles of LabVIEW”. ACADEMIC PROJECTS
Impedance Matching Circuit
Designed an impedance matching circuit with Triquint Process Design Kit. The impedance of the load was designed using microstrip lines and simulated using ADS. The lumped elements were selected using the Q-circles on the Smith Chart. The layout was generated, and the design was fabricated, characterized with a Vector Network Analyzer. A bandwidth of 75.993% was obtained for a given center frequency of 1.5 GHz with a return loss of 10 dB. Microstrip Coupled Line Filter
Designed a broadband filter with distributed elements to achieve a figure of merit between 1.9GHz-2.4GHz. The design and simulation were done using ADS and the design was fabricated on an FR4 substrate was measured in USF Wireless and Microwave (WAMI) Lab.
Low Noise Amplifier
Designed a low noise amplifier (LNA) using Keysight ADS and Modelithics library for given specification. Simulated and measured results obtained were compared. The measurement was performed at USF WAMI Lab. RF Power Amplifier Design
A Class AB Power amplifier (PA) was designed using GaN HEMT transistor which was modelled by Modelithics and simulated using ADS. The designed amplifier met the required specification in L-Band providing an efficiency of 65% with a power output of 41.23dBm.
RF Test Engineer, Charter Spectrum (TWC), Denver, CO Aug 2017-Present
Responsible for formulating and executing tests on DWDM and CWDM Forward/ Reverse Analog/Digital architecture designs that consist of Spectrum products, such as transmitters, receivers, RF nodes, DWDM actives and passives, EDFAs, Ethernet transport devices, Media Converters, amongst others, as well as any other components designed and produced by the R&D department using Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, power supplies, noise sources, QAM generators, QAM receivers, BER testers, and other RF and fiber optic test equipment.
Experience in RF test equipment (i.e. Vector Network Analyzers, Signal Analyzer, Signal Generators, Power Meters etc.) to perform RF measurements such as Gain, Noise Figure, S parameters etc.
Performed documentation of test procedure for developed applications.
Trained in JAVA services and familiar with OOP concepts. Graduate Systems Engineer at Centre for Electromagnetics (CEM), Bengaluru, India Jan 2014 – July 2015
Experience with common test equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, network analyzer, power meters etc.).
Experience with CAD tools like ADS and bring up, Schematics and Layout, and troubleshooting the design.
Familiarity with RF PCB design concepts including transmission line impedance control, inductance, and capacitance, crosstalk, and S- parameters and performing LVS/DRC on the layouts.
Knowledge of general RF measurements (i.e. TOI, NF, S-parameters, VSWR, RxBN etc.).
Large signal measurements for PA, LNA and switches (harmonics, IMD, ACLR, P1dB, IP3 etc.)
Experience in using ADS momentum simulation testing for Matching network design and Filter design etc.