Enterprises specializes in custom software and embedded firmware. I develop the
embedded firmware, occasionally the digital hardware, the PC control
application, the manufacturing and calibration application, and even the
a concept and make it a product.
Apple Enterprises was founded in 1981 and specializes in embedded firmware,
control software and application software. I have developed more than 50
biotech, medical, industrial controls, semiconductor equipment, video post
production and consumer products over the last 30 years for 25 different
I graduated from UC
Berkeley with an EECS degree in 1975 after spending 2 years in the US Marine
Corps. I am a member of PATCA, IEEE CNSV, IEEE, LinkedIn and a former board
member of UC Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society (EAS). I host the South Bay Cal
Engineering Alumni meetings.
include Windows manufacturing test fixtures applications, MPS430 bottle
dispensing monitor, LPC2368 light sensor, MPS430 motor control, RFID tag
reader applications, MSP430 electronic pipette, LPC2368 laboratory grade laser controller,
MSP430 low voltage
light controller, mass spectrometer for protein analysis, semiconductor capital
equipment and a Windows CE BSP. Recent clients have included Tecan, Boston
Scientific, Clear-View Technologies, Wafergen Biosystems,
Rainin Instruments, Asyst Technologies, New Focus, Ciphergen Biosystems, and Hydrovation.
Excellent written communication skills
Proposals, functional specifications, man power and cost estimates
High level product architectural design - software
Hardware/software tradeoffs, computer language selection
Design of multi-processor hardware, software and firmware
Design of real time, multi-tasking, interrupt and event driven operating systems
Top down, modular, structured software design
Well organized, maintainable, and documented software code
Microprocessor and digital hardware design
Expertise in motion control (PID and micro stepping), battery
powered, lasers, pumps, set tops and developing software tools.
Languages: C, C++, Assembly, Java, Basic, XML, MFC.
Microcontrollers: MSP430, LPC2300/2400, SH4, ARM, MCF5206E,
VIA, 68HC11, x86 and 8051.
Tools: Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 6, IntelliJ, Windows
CE, XP Embedded, IAR IDE and Keil IDE.
Operating Systems: custom, Windows, UNIX, ThreadX, Windows CE
and XP Embedded.
Peripheral interfaces: USB, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, JTAG, RS-232,
RS-485, RS-422, RFID, etc.
Sensors: temperature, TEC, pressure, machine vision, sensor
signal conditioning and analog-to-digital converters (DACs, ADCs and
Networks and web: TCP/IP, ASP, SOAP, Information Interchange
Server (IIS), and Sockets.
Windows drivers, services, DLLs, and Windows CE BSPs.
Product Development Overview
products: Mass spectrometer for Ciphergen and GeneTrace; motor control and light
calibrator for Wafergen Biosystems, calibration tools for
the Arcturus Laser Microdissection and Laser
Capture Instrument; electronic pipettes for Rainin Instrument
manufacturing test fixtures for Tecan, Boston Scientific and Rainin Instruments.
Developed software tools: MPEG2 tools for Hyundai; VxGdb interface-Sun to PC for Hyundai; 386 operating system and debugger for Digital F/X; Emulator interfaces for Microtec Research's XRAY debugger.
Designed embedded microprocessor products for: General Electric in nuclear power safety equipment (patent); Pinnacle Systems, Digital F/X and CMX in commercial broadcast equipment;
Asyst, Compumetric and GCA in semiconductor capital equipment; Rainin, Eldex and Critikon (Johnson and Johnson) in pumps.
Success indicator -
many products for same company:
4 products for New Focus, 5 products for Rainin, 4 products for Light Source, 3 products for GE, 3 products for Digital F/X, 2 products for CMX, 3 products for Compumetric and many products for Microtec Research.