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Katie Elliott
Expert Firmware Engineer

Seattle Office

Education

    • BSEE, University of Washington
    • MSEE, University of Washington 

Recognition

    • Five patents:
      • Managing power consumption in a wireless device (8,014,832)
      • Digital signal processor update of single channel strength signal (6,952,571)
      • Maximum likelihood decoding for input streams containing known data (6,950,976)
      • Reduced table size forward error correcting encoder (6,766,490)
      • Method and system for automatic firmware updates in a portable handheld device (6,754,895)

Interests / Obsessions

    • The outdoors – Alpine and backcountry skiing, biking, running, kayaking, camping, Ultimate Frisbee
    • Society of Women Engineers 

Favorite Quote

Electricity is really just organized lightning.”

- George Carlin

Expertise

    • Embedded software development in C/C++
    • Wearable devices
    • State machine design
    • Medical device development
    • Digital signal processing
    • Wireless systems, including BLE, RFID, and GSM

Experience

    • 15+ years of experience in embedded systems development
    • State driven firmware design using QP for various BLE-connected, wearable medical devices
    • Design and implementation of sensor algorithms for wearable devices
    • Firmware design for ARM Cortex-M embedded platforms
    • Python scripts and applications for engineering testing and debugging
    • Firmware and DSP development for RFID readers
    • Physical layer DSP development for GSM pico-cell base station
    • Matlab simulations and algorithm development for embedded systems
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