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2013: Kelvin Hughes Ltd

2012: Nash Technologies GmbH

2010: Thales Optronics Ltd

08/09: CommAgility Ltd

07/08: Aeroflex Cambridge

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Kelvin Hughes Ltd: JAN13-SEPT13

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    Fast Learning - the transition from being a junior engineer to being relied upon as a full FPGA resource....

    • Small Company with a fast paced environment and handson experience

    • Rapid familiarisation with industry standard interfaces used or:
      • Memory
      • High Speed Serial IO 
      • Low Speed Comms
      • Ethernet

    • Familiarisation with Telcos standards such as CPRI and OBSAI



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    • To provide FPGA design expertise in the development of high performance DSP cards used in uTCA systems:
      • Generating FPGA images for:
        • hardware debug
        • soak test
        • production test
        • customer working  examples

  4. FPGA Design
    Engineer

Nash Technologies GmbH: FEB12-JUL12

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    Fast Learning - the transition from being a junior engineer to being relied upon as a full FPGA resource....

    • Small Company with a fast paced environment and handson experience

    • Rapid familiarisation with industry standard interfaces used or:
      • Memory
      • High Speed Serial IO 
      • Low Speed Comms
      • Ethernet

    • Familiarisation with Telcos standards such as CPRI and OBSAI



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    Working for a provider of services and solutions in telecommunications:

    • Optimizing and maintaining FPGA designs used within UMTS Base Station Transceivers

    • Enhancing verification environments and generating Test documentation
  4. FPGA Designer

  
Nash Technologies GmbH – Electronic Engineer:
Part of the Harvey Nash Group, the young but successful company provides telecommunication services and solutions.  I worked in the Hardware department optimizing and maintaining designs used within UMTS Node B’s. http://www.nashtech.com/home/

Extended verification environments implementing changes in HDL, Perl Models and Make Scripts.
Simulation, build and integration of various FPGA images used in elements of UMTS Base Station Transceivers.
Created FPGA Test documentation for Hardware, Firmware and Software design, integration and test.  
Extensive Code Reviews and (as a native English speaker) Document reviews.
Toolset(Linux): ISE10.1, Synplify, Modelsim, IBM Rational ClearCase.
  

Thales Optronics Ltd: NOV09-DEC10

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    "...Gemma’s inquisitive mind and ability to pick up engineering concepts very quickly along with her 'will do' attitude made her and asset to the teams she was working with..."


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    Adaptability - operating in  many roles across many projects and depatments to demanding time scales....

    • In PCB  - from learning the methology and tools to producing training material and designs for production.

    • In HW - Schematic Entry, Power Estimates, IC Scoping and Selection, TE Design, BOM management, Study of High Speed Digital Design

    • In FW - Full FPGA design including embedded processor, peripherals and image processing.
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    Working across multiple projects for a large supplier in the defence market: 

    • Aid and support PCB department in production of small designs

    • Design FPGA images for all interface and processing functions in a thermal imaging camera assembly

    • Complete various circuit design and maintenance tasks
  4. Hardware
    Engineer

CommAgility Ltd: AUG08-JUL09

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  2. Firmware
    Engineer

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    Working in a high energy, fast paced Telecommunications start-up to:

    • Provide the FPGA design expertise in the development of high performance DSP cards used in 3G and LTE applications

    • Generate FPGA images for:
      • hardware debug
      • soak test
      • production test
      • customer examples
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    Fast Learning - the transition....

    • Small Company providing an energetic hands-on experience

    • Design and Implementation Rapid familiarisation with industry standard interfaces:
      • Memory
      • High Speed Serial IO 
      • Low Speed Comms
      • Ethernet

    • Further experience with telcos standards
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Aeroflex Cambridge: MAR07-JUL08

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    "...Each design task Gemma has undertaken has been completed within the allocated timescales and to a high standard...."


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    First Job!....

    • Learning how different departments contribute and integrate to bring a product to market

    • Introduction to schematics and how to use them during debugging and board bring up

    • Self teaching of VHDL before designing and integrating sub-blocks into a design 

    • Learning the FPGA design flow and other FPGA analysis and design techniques
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    ​Working on a custom radio card as part of a larger bespoke test mobile system used for 3G LTE network development:

    • Aid the Principle Engineer with board bring-up

    • Utilise Verilog experience to translate an IP Core to VHDL

    • Design and Debug  smalll VHDL blocks for FPGA targets
  4. Junior
    Hardware
    Engineer

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