Talent 101 Circuit

Hardware/Firmware Engineer

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Nick Trompert

Rico – Hardware/Firmware Engineer  

  • Writes/debugs Python based firmware test programs for a new device, including battery.
  •  Implements both C and Python elliptical curve cryptographic routines and test bench for digital signatures to validate battery packs.
  • Responsible for the ROM contents on Veridian.  Additionally, responsible for the new Flash programming and erase routines for the customer.  Develops random test bench to exercise the Flash memory.
  • Wrote a python emulator of the Veridian device.  The ARM cortex M0+ core was modelled along with RAM, ROM, FLASH, UART and other blocks.  The emulator reads the ELF file containing the binary code compiled by the Keil tools and provides a near clock accurate execution model of that code running on Veridian.  This enables the Veridian ROM image to be debugged in advance of Silicon.
  • Developed a flash emulation on a FPGA.  Through a ROM based C program, emulates the Flash API library to allow the Veridian customer to develop their firmware on a FPGA with confidence that it will function on the silicon when it is finished.
  • Developed a Verilog AMS generator to interface the digital and analog portions of Veridian together.  This enabled the design team to simulate concurrently the digital and analog design databases.
  • Developed a Verilog generator that instantiates the level shifters between the different power domains on Veridian.  The Python programs reads an Excel spreadsheet to get a template and then generates a Verilog netlist as per that template.
  • MSEE, Purdue University

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Nick Trompert

Nick Trompert is Talent 101’s Marketing Manager. He is responsible for connecting with the best engineering and information technology talent and resources in the world. He is one of the founders of Talent 101 and joined full time after college. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Tabor College.

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