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Intelligent Embedded Systems for the New Era of Industrial Apps
Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is an independent engineering consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification of embedded systems. He was previously chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics, where he pioneered work on hardware/software co-design and co-verification. He is the editor for the EETimes Designlines and a contributing editor to EDN. Embedded systems are the point where hardware and software come together, and this is where Brian Bailey has spent most of his working career, first as a tool developer, then as an architect, and later as a technology writer. He has concentrated on the impact that hardware and software can have on each other and the ways in which this is changing over time into the heterogeneous, concurrent, connected applications of today. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees, and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs for Fast, Cost-Effective Designs
Max Maxfield
Max Maxfield

Max covers programmable logic, microcontroller units, and prototyping for EE Times' Designlines. Over the years, he has designed everything from silicon chips to circuit boards, and brainwave amplifiers to steampunk "Display-O-Meters." He has a BSc in Control Engineering in from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK.

Wireless for Miniaturized Consumer Electronics & Mobile Products
Fanny Mlinarsky
Fanny Mlinarsky

Fanny Mlinarsky has 28 years of experience developing data communication and test products. As President of octoScope (2006–present) she is responsible for the development of wireless test solutions. From 2001 to 2006 she was founder and CTO of Azimuth Systems, the leading wireless test equipment vendor of WiFi, WiMax, and LTE test systems. As VP of Engineering at Scope Communications (now Agilent), Fanny and her team developed network test equipment (1993–2001). She has published more than 50 articles and whitepapers on wireless technologies and standards and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She actively participates in industry standards development at IEEE and 3GPP.

Bringing Intelligence Into Industrial Systems
Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is an independent engineering consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification of embedded systems. He was previously chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics, where he pioneered work on hardware/software co-design and co-verification. He is the editor for the EETimes Designlines and a contributing editor to EDN. Embedded systems are the point where hardware and software come together, and this is where Brian Bailey has spent most of his working career, first as a tool developer, then as an architect, and later as a technology writer. He has concentrated on the impact that hardware and software can have on each other and the ways in which this is changing over time into the heterogeneous, concurrent, connected applications of today. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees, and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

Busting the HighSpeed Digital Design Roadblock
Ransom Stephens
Ransom Stephens

Ransom Stephens is a technologistscience writernovelist, and Raiders fan.

Fundamentals of Microcontrollers (MCUs): Hands-On Workshop
Jacob Beningo
Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo is a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) and lecturer who specializes in the design of reusable and configurable embedded software. He has successfully completed projects across a number of industries including automotive, defense, medical, and space. He enjoys developing and teaching real-time and event-driven software using the latest techniques and tools. He is an avid tweeter, a tip and trick guru, a homebrew connoisseur, and a fan of pineapple! Jacob holds Bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering, physics, and mathematics from Central Michigan University and a Master's degree in space systems engineering from the University of Michigan.

A Vector Network Analyzer Manifesto: A Primer for Practical Mastery
Alfred Neves
Alfred Neves

Alfred Neves, Chief Technologist and Founder of Wild River Technology, has 33 years of experience in the design and application development of semiconductor products and capital equipment design focused on jitter and signal integrity analysis. He is involved with the signal integrity community as a consultant, high-speed system-level design manager, and engineer. Recent technical accomplishments include development of platforms to improve 3D electromagnetic correspondence to measure-based methods. Neves earned a Bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at the University of Massachusetts.