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Gary C. | Elance
 
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Gary C.

Professional Electrical Engineer, PCB designer
   United States
  |   Boise, ID
  |  8:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Electrical Engineer, licensed Professional Engineer;
IPC Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer, CID+;
USAF Veteran (crypto tech); FCC GROL; KE7FIZ extra.

30 years of electronics design experience touching a wide variety of skill requirements:

Digital and analog circuit design.
PCB design, including SI, PI, DFT, DFM, EMC.
PCB CAD library maintence and administration.
Interconnect and packaging design.
Components engineering.
EMC compliance consulting and testing.
Machine tools and CNC.

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Aug 13, 2013|Contract Manufacturing|$60|Completed
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4.9
Jun 14, 2013|CAD|$1,400|Working
Mar 1, 2012|Electrical|$600|Completed
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5.0
Jan 4, 2012|Electrical|$401|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

This is a card cage backplane for a custom piece of test equipment built into a 6U 19...
Same backplane project, rear view. There are two parallel backplanes, signal and...
Power backplane with DC-DC converters installed. Right side is 2KW off-line 48VDC...
Power supply at upper left. DC-DC cards are under dual fans. Parallel power and signal...
It's not readily apparent at this level, but very little of the differential routing is...
This is a section that is bussed coonnector to connector. All differential signals are...
I performed the design, PCB layout, chassis configuration and interfaced with the...
Not much there. Just a dual HV OpAmp and associated bits. Contractor did a nice job....
This board was 28 inches in diameter across the ring, 1/4 inch thick, and cost $6000 to...
Precise circular placement was required, and unique circular routing - an autorouter...
This view is about 1/4 of the board. Note the complex inner ring of via-shielded probe...
You've got to get in close to even see the routing on this board; practically nothing...
This was a re-layout of a camera for a major automotive supplier. The re-layout was...
IPC Designers Council, Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer
Data-Cache was an interesting company. I was the eighth employee at this new start-up,...
Myself and one other engineer designed the I/O processor card for this plotter. Based...
This drive was before the era of the zip drive. I was responsible for the design of...

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USB Electronics
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Service Description

At this time I do not have the tools or facilities to freelance electronics circuit design.

I am available for schematic capture and PCB layout design. Currently I only perform PCB design with PCAD2006.

In my 'day' job, I am regularly asked to evaluate customer's PCB designs when they are having an issue with one of our products. In viewing those designs I often see instances where the layout designer frankly did not have the requisite experience for the job. Most recently (07/2010), I looked at a design that a customer had just spent $30,000 on for an initial production run. The prototypes had worked, but the board design was so poor that the new boards ran only intermittently. That could have been avoided with an independent third party evaluation of the board, before money is sunk in fabrication.

If you have had a layout performed by a contractor, and are uncertain of the quality of that design, I am available to evaluate that design with respect to Manufacturability, Signal Integrity, and Power Integrity. I can work from the Gerber files output from any CAD system.



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Employment

Micron Technology
Design Engineer, CAD Librarian, PCB Designer, EMC
1996 - Present
Data Cache
Design Engineer
1991 - 1996
Micron Technology
Design Engineer
1987 - 1991
CalComp
Design Engineer
1986 - 1987
IOmega
Design Engineer
1983 - 1986
Hughes Aircraft, Ground Systems Group
Design Engineer
1980 - 1983
USAF
Contract Management Officer
1976 - 1980
USAF
Digital Cryptographics Maintenance Technician
1970 - 1974

Education

Arizona State University
BS Electrical Engineering
1975 - 1976
University of Alaska
AS Natural Science
1974 - 1974
Community College of the Air Force
AS Digital Equipment Maintenance
1971 - 1974

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PCB
Layout
CID
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