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RF Test Engineer

San Jose, CA
February 21, 2020

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San Jose, CA



EMC / EMI / RF / Analog Circuit Development

Experienced in EMC/EMI, RF testing, designing, developing, prototyping, building and testing circuits for WLAN 802.11, cellular phones, circuit boards that accommodate a full range of RF building block components including power amplifiers, modulators and receiver front ends.

Skilled in the use of RF/ Microwave test equipment: Scalar and vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise figure meters, power meters, signal generators, sweep oscillators, and most other types of electronic test equipment.

Proficient in the use of: Lab View bench test automation, Wafer level testing and wafer probing, EMC 32, Pcad, Orcad, Power Logic and PADS - Power PCB, Agilent ADS, CAD Software packages, LPKF, Excel, Word, and Windows.


Nokia Bell Labs, Sunnyvale, CA June 2018 – May 2019

RF Bench Test Engineer- Responsible for testing, bring up and characterization of RFIC 5G design blocks:

LNAs, Amplifiers, PAs, RF Switches, RF Filters, passive RF components. Testing activities including probe station, test execution, result analysis and final report.

Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Milpitas, CA Jan 2018 – April 2018

RF Bench Test Engineer- Responsible for testing semiconductor RF products utilizing spectrum analyzers, Network analyzers, power meters, and oscilloscopes. Additionally, understanding the customers’ product specifications and the designing and layout of bench boards. Compiling and summarizing of test data for submission to customers.

Space System Loral, Palo Alto, CA 2010 - 2017

EMC/EMI & RF Test Engineer - Responsible for EMI testing of Space Craft and unit level.

Developed and maintained proficiency in required areas of EMI testing, including operation and trouble shooting of EMI test equipment and software used in spacecraft and component level EMI testing & Unit level testing.

Assisted in operation of microwave Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR).

Determined EMI test requirements, wrote test procedures, calculated test parameters, and set up/operated both manual and computer controlled test equipment to perform tests.

BACL Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 2005 - 2010

EMC/EMI & RF Test Engineer (Wireless Testing Laboratory) - Developed and documented RF/EMC test methods and procedures for testing per standards and regulations issued by various agencies (FCC, IC, EN, Japan MIC, Korea, DGT).

Performed testing, prepared reports and conducted technical reviews of compliance reports created by other test engineers.

Reviewed Test Reports and signed off (NVLAP) all reports for agencies listed above.

ISO Guide 65 Technical Evaluator (ANSI) for all reports for agencies listed above.

LitePoint Corporation, San Jose, CA 2004 - 2005

RF Test Engineer - Participated in development, evaluated, tested, and debugged RF assemblies for WLAN Testers. (802.11/a/b/g - RF Bands: 2.4-2.5 GHz, 4.9- 6 GHz).

Kataname Corporation, San Carlos, CA 2004 - 2004

RF Test Engineer - Developed, evaluated, tested, and debugged RF assemblies for proprietary wireless networking product.

(Kataname 5.8 GHz Wireless LAN Radio).

Bay Tech College, San Jose, CA 2003 - 2004

Student - Completed course in advanced PCB layout and implemented several PCB design projects.

RALINK Technology, Cupertino, CA 2001 - 2003

RFIC System Hardware Engineer - Collaborated in development, modification, evaluation of electronic parts, components, and integrated circuits for electronic equipment and other hardware systems. Gained experience in developing circuits for cellular phones, wireless LAN 802.11.

Laid out RF PC Boards for Wireless Systems, utilizing PCAD, Orcad, Power Logic, PADS - Power PCB, CAD Software packages for these new products.

EIC Corporation, Fremont, CA 1999 - 2001

RF Test Engineer, R&D Group - Designed, prototyped, built, and tested circuit boards that accommodated wide range of RF building block components. This included power amplifiers, variable gain amplifiers, modulators and receiver front ends up to 3 GHz.

Managed electrical bench testing and validated RFIC power amplifiers and gain block designs.

Used PCAD, Orcad, Power Logic, PADS - Power PCB to layout PCBs, and CAD Software packages to design new products.

Utilized LPKF machining to create R&D prototype boards in house.


Associate RF Engineer, Tatung Telecom, Mountain View, CA

Designed, prototyped, built, and tested of a range of new products at CT2 frequency (864 MHz to 868 MHz) and ISM band (902 MHz to 928 MHz) for indoor wireless phone system, utilizing surface mount components. Used ORCAD to create Schematics, BOM, and parts lists for these new products.

Sr. Engineering Technician, Spectrian Co. Mountain View, CA

Tested and troubleshot SSB Transceiver PCB's to component level. Developed final system test for Multicarrier Amplifier for Cellular Base Station.

RF Test Engineer, General Electric Co. NMR Instruments, Fremont, CA

Tested and modified UHF and VHF power amplifiers up to 1kw. Verified RF hardware specifications and performed system evaluations. Designed components used in the above hardware, including mixer, filter, directional coupler, power amplifier, pin diode switches, and Digital/Analog, Analog/RF interface circuitry.

Bench Test Technician, Gillaspie Communications, Milpitas, CA

Tested, charaterized and troubleshot cable TV converters, satellite systems, bread-boarded prototypes.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, CA

Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, Portland Community College. Portland, Oregon

PCB Design Layout Studies, Bay Tech College

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