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Nathan Brown
6813  Country Hill Rd NE · Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 573-5548

OBJECTIVE Seeking a career in the field of digital electronics and ASIC/FPGA design. Have interest in real-time embedded hardware and chip design. Have experience with analog/digital circuit board design, programming, and systems integration.
   
EDUCATION
      degree
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (www.uiowa.edu)
MBA for Professionals and Managers, 2007 through Present
      goals of degree

My goal through this continued education is to become more proficent as a contributing team member and as a leader. The MBA classes I have taken so far have helped me do exactly that and I look forward to expanding my understanding of project, resource, and people manegment, being an effective team player, and getting resources for others.

   

      degree
LeTourneau University, Longview, TX (www.letu.edu)
B.S. in Engineering (Electrical), ABET Accredited, May 2004
Minors in Computer Science and Mathematics
3.59 GPA , with Honors
      key courses

Microcontrollers, optics, electromagnetic fields, communications engineering, mechatronics, computer networks, computer graphics, software systems, manufacturing processes lab (machine shop/welding), and statistical quality control.

   
      senior project SAE Formula Race Car Design Project
Member of 35-person team that designed Formula One style race car for international competition sponsored by SAE. Leader of 5-person sub-group that designed and fabricated the electronics. Designed a real-time data acquisition system and dashboard.
   
WORK EXPERIENCE
Electrical Engineer, Rockwell Collins
2004 through Present
Lead engineer on several digital modem circuit cards for a military airborn networking system. Developed architecture, schematics, provided layout guidence, tested and integrated assembled circuit cards. Assisted systems team in developing specifications for a new waveform and implemented majority of transmitter components of said waveform in VHDL.

Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington
Summer 2003
Energy Systems Research Center
Worked with professor to design motor-generator set controls in NSF funded research program. Designed and built circuit board for custom LabVIEW signal conditioning.
   
PROFILE Quick learner, strong organizational skills, and detail oriented.
   
      controls Professionally designed HVAC control systems using Alerton PLCs. Have programmed Microchip microcontrollers and Motorola and Intel microprocessors. Have designed and implemented a motor speed control with feedback.
   
      real-time
      systems
Have experience with real-time embedded software and hardware-software interfaces. Ported a RTOS (µC/OS-II) to new processor architecture (Microchip PIC 18).
   
     software AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, MathCAD, Maple, LabVIEW, MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim, Candace OrCAD Capture, Layout, and PSPICE analog circuit modeling, and CircuitMaker.
   
     programming SystemC, Assembly, embedded C, MS Visual C++ 6 through 2008, including extensive MFC and Windows API use, C#, .NET framework, Progress 4GL, PHP, and ASP VBScript.
   
INTERESTS Mountain biking, reading, model airplanes/helicopters, amateur radio.

 

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