Kim Smedley



Over fifteen years experience designing hardware and firmware solutions for embedded systems and high speed digital applications.  Product portolio includes 2.4 GHz wireless remote I/O devices, headend equipment for cable and telco providers, devices for the consumer market, and medical devices.  Extensive knowledge in 8, 16, and 32-bit microcontroller and microprocessor designs.  Project capabilities include quick prototype designs for proof-of-concept, to cost sensitive designs for high volume productions.  Experience working on projects from requirements capture phase through factory introduction and mass production.


Services Provided:

• Analyze product requirements and design hardware architecture.

• Conduct schematic capture and specify high speed PCB layout requirements to ensure signal integrity and minimize radiated emissions.

• Perform board bring up and initial hardware / software integration.

• Generate and perform test procedures, ensuring product specification compliance.

• Perform regulatory testing per FCC and Telcordia specifications, identifying and incorporating design changes necessary to meet emission and immunity requirements.

• Program lab environment test software using Visual Basic.

• Support product factory introduction.


Technical Skills:

• Hardware design of 8, 16, and 32 bit Microcontrollers and 32 bit Microprocessors.

o Motorola MPC850

o Motorola Power QUICC II 8272 Microprocessor

o Motorola MPC555 Microcontroller

o Cypress PSoC Microcontroller

o PNX1502 Media Processor

o Motorola Coldfire Processor

o 8051 Microcontroller

• Firmware design of 8, 16, and 32 bit Microcontrollers written in Assembly and C and utilizing OSE RTOS

• 2.4GHz wireless design using Cypress CyFi™ devices

• High speed digital design / layout, schematic capture, and simulation

o (Cadence Concept, OrCAD, Allegro, HyperLynx).

• Proficient with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers.

• Experience with a wide range of device interfaces:

– 200MHz DDR

– 10/100/1000 Ethernet




– I2C

– Mini PCI


– Audio/Video Encoders

– Bluetooth

– IR Communications

– RS-232

– Rechargeable battery controller


Prior Projects:

• Hardware and Firmware designs:

o Remote Hub Board for 2.4GHz wireless I/O system

o Ethernet Control & Monitor Logic Board for Fiber-to-the-Premise optical amplifier

o Ethernet Control & Monitor Logic Board for Fiber-to-the-Premise Laser transmitter

o Control & Monitor section for cable headend Laser Transmitter

o Control & Monitor section for cable headend Optical Transmitter

o Ethernet CPU board for cable headend platform

o Display (VFD) board for cable headend platform

o Analog Audio Mixer Board

• Hardware designs:

o Media Gateway & Player

o CPU and Backplane for Multiple Dwelling Unit Optical Network Terminal for Fiber-to-the-Premises system

o Backplane board for cable headend platform

o Glucose management system

o Docking station for insulin pump

• Firmware designs:

o Bluetooth remote control and IR Blaster using CSR’s Bluelab



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• “Validation of Pulse Compression Techniques for Meteorological Functions”.  Coauthors:  Nicholas J. Bucci, Henry S. Owen, Chad M. Hawes.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, VOL. 35, No. 3, May 1997