Researches, designs, and develops computer architectures with military grade cyber security. Works as part of a team to develop and implement a custom microprocessor and its support environment. Implements digital logic designs in a Hardware Description Language (VHDL), and simulates the design to demonstrate the desired functional and security features. Originate novel hardware architecture features and capabilities. Synthesizes the VHDL into a gate level setlist and creates the laid-out design suitable for generation of a mask set for wafer fabrication. Uses fundamental knowledge of computer engineering, digital logic design, and integrated circuit layout, to quickly master ever changing commercial Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software such as Cadence Innovus and Synopsys ICC. Documents work in tech memos and reports, and provides briefings to the team and customers. Develops test benches and assembly or C programs for validation of circuit designs.
Digital combinational and sequential logic design with VHDL, Modelsim simulator, Synopsis Design Compiler, Cadence Innovus layout software, Mentor Calibre design rule checker, GNU software development environment, compilers, assemblers, linkers, operating systems, C, C++, and FPGA programming and use for emulation of custom circuits.