Competitions and conferences
Hardware development experience
I developed a modular development platform for embedded applications and robotics, called SIMM-Sys for RCS Ltd. The system contains inter-changeable CPU cards, various peripherial cards and an application-specific motherboard. You can find the details on the web-site: http://www.rcs.hu/simm-sys/. I've continued developing systems based on this technology as a hobby.
I'm an active member of the OpenCores group, where I developed VHDL IP cores for generic Wishbone bus functions and a monitor controller core for micro-controllers. The web-site of the community is: http://www.opencores.org, the project pages are: http://www.opencores.org/projects/wb_tk/ and http://www.opencores.org/projects/wb_vga/.
As a contractor I co-developed an educational system, called Mixi model U, for universities to teach the basics of microprocessor peripherial design and system-interfacing. The core of the system was a Xilinx 4000 series FPGA. The web-site for this project can be found at http://www.mikrovolt.hu/e1f/newsun.htm
In the university I've learned high and low level digital system design, analog and digital audio system design, the basics of acoustic engineering, digital signal-processing, VLSI integrated circuit design (theory and practice), computer graphics, FPGA and EPLD design, advanced CPU architectures and some high reliability system design techniques. I developed a DSP processor based audio signal processing card for the PC ISA architecture, using ADSP2115 DSP processor and 16-bit stereo sigma-delta converter ICs. The board also used Altera EPLDs for DRAM interfacing, digital I/O and glue-logic. I've used PSPICE to analyze various analog and mixed-signal circuits, especially A/D converters.
Software development experience
At my current employer I develop various in-house tools to help developers and testers to do their job better in the Visual C++ product unit. I'm responsible for the automated checkin validation tool of the unit, called Gauntlet.
I was part of a multi-national development team that produced the 'Box of Tricks' software at RCS Ltd. This program helps hearing impared children to learn correct pronaciation. We developed the program in C++ using the Windows DirectX API. The core signal processing module was written in assembly. I also took part in the developmen of the rMPL and the Oops library.
I worked on various contracts for Lufthansa Systems, Alstom, Continental Teves, RTD Europa Ltd. and others. During these assignments I've used HTML, server and client-side scripting, SQL, ADA, C, C++, Pascal, Intel, ARM and Analog Devices DSP assembly languages. I've developed programs for embedded systems as well as for QNX, Solaris, Windows (16, and 32-bit) and MS DOS platforms.
Communication systems experience
I've worked on various projects using many aspects of the TCP/IP stack and various application level protocols. At Cisco CPS I've worked on a broad-band cable-router using the DVB standard. There I've gained some hands-on experience of various modulation and demodulation schemes along with forward-error-correction and source-coding methods.
I'm interested in mixed-signal and digital design, hardware development or hardware-related programming and I would like to improve my skills in that area too. I am looking forward participating project in this field.
I would like to practice and learn new technologies in challenging projects. I think I can learn fast, work hard and communicate well.
My favorite occupations apart from electronics are listening and playing music, reading and traveling. I like playing bridge. I have been married since 1998.
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