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  element14:  Let’s start with you telling the element14 Community  audience a little bit about yourself: what you do, who you work for and what was your formal education? Victor: Okay, good. My name is Victor. I live in the Netherlands. I've got two sons now (Editor’s note:  the most recent is a newborn, congratulations to Victor and his wife). My formal education is in Electrical Engineering at a school that translates best into something like “Polytechn ...
  element14: Hi Mark. Tell us a little about yourself and your technical experience. Mark: Way back in 1977 I started with our local (New Zealand) telecommunications company which was part of the New Zealand Post Office. I trained as a radio technician there. We worked on radio electronics equipment, right through to microwave links for communications. I left there in 1988 and did a brief stint for a year as a photographer. Then, after that I joined with a partner and we were servicing ga ...
  element14: Hi Doug. Tell me a little about your experience as an engineer? Doug: I guess I fall into the jack-of-all-trades/independent electronic designer category. I started out as an EE designing all kinds of instrumentation for cars, trucks, trains, etc., as well as industrial robots. This including everything from control systems and sensors from analog to software, real-time firmware and data acquisition systems. I then moved on to a university doing work in scientific instrumenta ...
element14: Hi Shabaz.  Why don’t we start by discussing your background? From your e-mail address I see you work for Cisco. Shabaz: Yes, that's right. I have been working for Cisco for quite a while actually. I was originally a software engineer and now I'm in technical marketing, which is basically talking to customers, trying to find out what their needs are and helping the company meet those needs. element14: What about your educational background? Shabaz: I studied in the UK ...
  element14: John, please tell us a little about yourself John:  Basically, FPGA work is my main consulting activity. My primary customer - actually currently my only customer - is a former employer that I designed an FPGA for and they keep needing to add new features to it, or port it to a new version of their product, so I do that design. I also do a certain amount of software work, and digital design to some extent, though I normally don’t do PC board design so much just bec ...